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  PHP to get access token for Facebook app


Since Facebook is now using OAuth 2.0 to authenticate apps to access user information. the SDK of Facebook has provided developers some useful functions to get authentication done. For example, in PHP SDK, there are getAccessToken(), getLoginUrl() etc. But unfortunately, for me I cannot use getAccessToken() method to get the user access token, it only returns me the app access token. Finally I gave up this approach to get access token for the time being. I may later retry this approach if I have...

   Faceook,PHP,Access token,signed request     2012-03-27 12:37:46


  Remote form submission


Remote form submission is way of submitting HTML forms from local to a particular remote server. This is used by many advertisers, spammers or even hackers to submit bad data to other websites in order to get what they want. They can write some automation scripts to help them do spamming. How can people do remote form submission and how to prevent this kind of attacks? Since a website can be accessed by almost every one, so one can save a local copy of a HTML form of a website through File->S...

   PHP,Security,Remote form submission     2013-07-14 01:04:49


  PHP to get access token for Sina Weibo app


Previously I wrote two articles about getting access token for Facebook and Twitter apps using PHP. Today I will write one more article about getting access token for Sina Weibo app using PHP. OAuth 2.0 is now the authorization mechanism of Sina Weibo API. The API authorization process is similar to the process of Twitter. It has basically two steps: 1. Authorization; 2. Get access token. 1. Create an app. I hope you know how to create an app in Sina Weibo now. If not. You can access this page ...

   PHP,access token,Sina Weibo     2013-05-16 12:07:39


  PHP to get access token for Twitter app


Previously we wrote an article about getting access token for Facebook app--PHP to get access token for Facebook app. Today we will introduce how to get access token for Twitter app using PHP. Since now Twitter is also using OAuth 2.0 to allow some web apps to access some users information on behalf of one user. They provided some APIs for developers to easily get them integrated with their own websites. The first step to get all these done is how to get the access token, the access token seems ...

   Twitter,OAuth,access token,PHP     2013-03-03 03:49:26


  Introduction to OAuth (in Plain English)


Last week we talked about giving away your passwords and how you should never do it.  When a website wants to use the services of another—such as Bitly posting to your Twitter stream—instead of asking you to share your password, they should use OAuth instead. OAuth is an authentication protocol that allows you to approve one application interacting with another on your behalf without giving away your password. This is a quick guide to illustrate, as simply as possible, how OAu...

   Security,OAuth,Permission,Partial access     2012-04-05 11:39:54


  Twitter user database is hacked


According to Sina Tech, One hacker from Islamic Republic of Mauritania claimed today that he had acquired Twitter's entire user database and he shared over 15000 user account information on file sharing website Zippyshare.These information include the name of each account on Twitter, username and access tokens of third-party applications which have access to their Twitter accounts(such as Instagram or HootSuite).Twitter has yet to comment on the matter, but the company sent messages urging ...

   Twitter,Hacker,Access token     2013-08-20 10:49:44


  A serious security vulnerability found in MySQL/MariaDB


Recently a serious security vulnerability was found in MySQL/MariaDB. It relates to the access to the database. The issue is described below.When a user connects to MariaDB/MySQL, a token (SHA over a password and a random scramble string) is calculated and compared with the expected value. Because of incorrect casting, it might've happened that the token and the expected value were considered equal, even if the memcmp() returned a non-zero value. In this case MySQL/MariaDB would think that the p...

   MySQL,MariaDB,bug,fix,password,memcmp()     2012-06-11 10:28:09


  Twitter OAuth the easy way – simple post to twitter script


After Twitter introduced mandatory authentication with OAuth, many of the current scripts for posting content to Twitter don’t work anymore. OAuth can be great for more advanced authentication, but for a simple post to twitter script, it seems like a little overkill. In this post you’ll learn how to create a simple script that uses a quick and dirty version of OAuth for posting new tweets to Twitter. How to create a simple script Simplified, Twitter OAuth involves sending both application ...

   Twitter,OAuth,PHP,Auto tweet     2012-02-25 12:51:07


  Using OpenID connect in asp.net for login via Facebook


This post is shared by asp.net development India experts to explain OpenID support and OAuth providers support in asp.net. Through this article, you will learn the best way to use OpenId in asp.net development for login through different accounts including Facebook. Read this article and discover how experts of asp.net do it. Web pages of Asp.Net have support for OpenID and OAuth providers. These providers allow users to log in to the web application with their credentials from Microsoft, Google...

   ASP.NET ,DEVELOPMENT,INDIA     2016-11-07 05:09:58


  Java AbstractMethodError explained and demonstrated


According to Oracle Java API documentation, AbstractMethodError is a kind of runtime error where the application is having some incompatible changes which leads to a missing implementation of an abstract method. Below is the official description. Thrown when an application tries to call an abstract method. Normally, this error is caught by the compiler; this error can only occur at run time if the definition of some class has incompatibly changed since the currently executing method was last co...

   JAVA,ABSTRACTMETHODERROR     2016-07-22 22:03:20