Bit.ly Issues Security Update

Posted by: in Communication on May 9, 2014

Bit.ly, a popular service that allows users to create shortened URLs for tracking purposes, recently issued a security update. They shared the update via @Bitly on Twitter and on the their official blog, the Bit.ly team warned that Bitly account credentials have been compromised. According to the company, there is no indication any accounts have been accessed without permission.

Still, they are recommending that users take action to ensure security of all accounts. To any clients who operate Bitly Enterprise or personal Bitly accounts, we recommend you take the time to follow the recommended steps to ensure security of all Bitly accounts, as well as Facebook and Twitter accounts they may be linked to.

Bitly is recommending all users reset your API key and OAuth token, change your Bitly password, and reset your connections with Facebook and Twitter. See the bitly blog post for detailed how-to instructions. Clicking on the image below will take you to the blog post.

For updates on the topic, refer to @bitly on Twitter.

Bitly Security Update

By: Lionel Menchaca

Lionel used to be Dell's Chief Blogger, beginning in 2006 when Dell launched its first blog. Now he's Director of Corporate & Strategy for WCG.

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