Microsoft Warns of Phishing Attack ‘Targeting Hundreds of Orgs’

Microsoft is warning of a new phishing attack that is abusing OAuth request links and “targeting hundreds of orgs.”

Biden Taps Open Source Dev David Recordon As White House Director of Technology

The Biden transition team has selected David Recordon as the next White House Director of Technology.

Gmail Adds Security For Yahoo & Microsoft Accounts On Android

Last year, the Gmail Android app got a major update that finally enabled users to use third-party accounts, such as those from Yahoo and Microsoft. Now, the app has taken things a step further in the right direction by adding…

Google Discusses Google Drive SDK OAuth Changes

Google recently added some new options for how OAuth requests are initiated for Google drive Apps. Google has posted a video discussing the changes, and sharing some tips and tricks.

Twitter API Version 1.1 Brings More Regulation To Apps

The Twitter API is everywhere these days. People are Tweeting from all corners of the Web from just about every app. It’s so popular due to its relative openness where people can use the Twitter API in different and interesting…

Google: OAuth 2.0 Playground Gets New Features

Google launched the super handy OAuth 2.0 Playground last december which lets developers play around with the OAuth 2.0 protocol and APIs that use it. Never the one to let good enough stay good, Google has added new features that…

Google Introduces OAuth 2.0 Support

Today, Google made available the spec for OAuth 2.0, an update on their original OAuth for Google APIs. OAuth, which debuted in 2007, was described as a “valet key” by Eran Hammer-Lahav. The way a valet key gives only limited…

Twitter Apps Go OAuth Today

As of today, Twitter apps will all use OAuth for user authentication. Users will be able to use apps without them storing their password.

"The move to OAuth will mean increased security and a better experience. Applications won’t store your username and password, and if you change your password, applications will continue to work," says

How Open Web Developers Are Trying to Make Social Media Better for You, the User

Last week, a new open protocol called OExchange was released with the aim of simplifying sharing. Right out of the door, it had names like Google, Microsoft, and LinkedIn signed on. WebProNews spoke with Google’s Open Web advocate, Chris Messina about how the protocol could benefit businesses and site owners.

Gmail Opens Up To Apps With OAuth Support

Sharing one’s password is considered a huge security sin; a recent Symantec survey made clear that telling it to even a boss or spouse is verboten.  Gmail users may be glad to hear, then, that Google has figured out a way to encourage the creation of Gmail-related apps without asking everyone to compromise on the password issue.