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Mar 7, 2013 10:49 AM
Twitter API keys, secrets leak to GitHub
The API keys and secrets for Twitter's official apps have been leaked to GitHub, says <em>The Next Web</em>. Their <a href="http://thenextweb.com/twitter/2013/03/07/twitters-api-keys-and-secrets-surface-for-its-official-apps-what-should-we-do-with-them/">exposure</a> will likely force Twitter to reset its keys and secrets, as third-party apps could potentially use the data to work around official restrictions. Alternately it could loosen those restrictions, or simply shut-out third-party access to its APIs, although the latter is extremely unlikely.<br /><br />Security has become a serious issue for Twitter in 2013. Although the social network has gained attention for some high-profile corporate account hijacks, the most serious incident came in early February, when <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/280518==http://www.electronista.com/articles/13/02/03/attack.said.not.to.be.the.work.of.amateurs/" rel='nofollow'>data for some 250,000 accounts was compromised</a>. Twitter has scrambled to respond, but so far managed to cope.
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