Twitter hacked – reminder of connected Twitter apps


I was in the 250,000 or so users who “may” have had their Twitter account compromised last week.  There has been a lot of speculation about whether or not this is connected to other security breaches elsewhere.

I changed my password and actually audited where else I may have used this password – hopefully I am clear.

However during the process Twitter reminded me of all the other sites/apps/services I have OAuth’d with in the past few years.

WOW – ALMOST 200  APPS! (oops!)

Screen Shot 2013-02-01 at 10.18.38 PM

I don’t think I have visited the full list of apps (where can you do this) in years.  I methodically went through and disconnected many many services.  A ton of them have either; been acquired, gone out of business, are defunct, or just seem random.

It feels good to do this housekeeping, but its also a dangerous reminder of the sheer number of services that had rights to my account.

When I was looking at companies at USV I must have connected my Twitter account to services multiple times per day/week/month – and I never kept track of them.

Its a reminder to audit these connections every so often and make sure your machine to machine credentials are not in the wrong hands.

Previous articleThe “No Update” Update
Next article100 grams (Instagrams that is)