OAuth No Guarantee Against Nefarious Behavior

Twitter has implemented the OAuth login system, allowing for users to centrally control what sites have access to their Twitter accounts, without having to share their passwords with the third parties. This improvement means that there is less risk of the full account credentials being used nefariously, since the user has to log into the session and explicitly authorize the behavior.

But this doesn’t mean that individuals are completely safe from nefarious behavior at the hands of third-party application providers.


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