Twitter… About Password Security & OAuth

Twitter Find Friends

People sharing Twitter passwords with rogue friend apps has been a problem for a few years – I have written quite a few posts warning people of the dangers of sharing passwords with insecure apps, and have also been critical of giant social networks continuing the practice of scraping data from other services using standard password authentication.

Viral Tell-A-Friend Thats Safe For Your Granny or CEO

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I have been ranting and raving about insecure viral Tell-A-Friend scripts for over a year, and it seemed like I was just talking to a brick wall.

Now in the space of just a week I have been able to highlight a solution based upon one of my own blog posts that uses a slightly ghetto, but K.I.S.S method to achieve extremely effective viral tell-a-friend functionality, and now I want to mention another more sophisticated solution.

Unique Sales Funnel Tricks That Will Blow You Away

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The other day I was slacking off on Twitter and clicked a link through to a JV promotion that I had seen in a number of emails, but hadn’t really taken much interest in. I hadn’t heard of the guy doing the promotion, and to be quite honest the topic didn’t seem to be the best match for this blog, though it does fit with the overall “Make Money Online” and “Work From Home” niches very well.

Twitter Viral Hell With Launch Tree

Viral Tell-A-Friend Inside Butterfly Reports

The security risks for your customers running viral tell-a-friend scripts and widgets.

This post is a year overdue – I have held back the material and refrained from pointing the finger for that period of time, but there is something I have noticed:-

Gather Success Review

Reviewing other bloggers rather than products and services, without duplicating previous content, and still providing a useful service is actually quite a challenge. This is especially true when you are trying to maintain a claim that all links are editorial, and writing more than brief 100 word promos. I like to offer more than “buzz”.