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Microsoft has expanded its business application platform, Flow, to support Custom APIs and three new apps. Microsoft made the announcements at its Ignite 2016 event. As Microsoft continues to build its business application platform, more supported apps and more API connectivity will be essential.
YouMail launched its Spam Risk API. YouMail uses algorithms to analyze a database of hundreds of millions of phone numbers to determine the likelihood a particular phone number is spam. Historical call patterns and crowdsourced data are combined to determine an OK, caution, or danger designation.
Seventeen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Shipping, Tools, Email and Language. One highlight today is the Unbill billing API which lets developers make payments on behalf users. Here's a rundown of the latest additions and how developers can benefit.
Whether you're rolling your own soup to nuts API management solution, or your existing API management technology is missing some of the basics when it comes to API endpoint security, Cloudflare's recently released Traffic Control may have the right combination of features to fill in the gaps.
Ho-hum. Over 500 million user accounts at Yahoo! were breached. Who cares, right? You don't even have a Yahoo! account! It doesn't affect you. Right? Think again. If history tells us anything, the breach of the Yahoo! database means more attacks, perhaps against your systems, are on the way.
BeyondTrust announced a free API to call user credentials from BeyondTrust's PowerBroker Password Safe. API access to credentials eliminates the need for an individual user to enter username and password, and instead provides streamlined authentication directly within an integrated app.
High-Tech Bridge has announced a new release of its free SSL security testing service that companies and organizations can use to test their Web, email, VPN and other SSL/TLS-based services. The new release tests for known vulnerabilities in SSL/TLS implementations and in encryption protocols.
Box has introduced new security and governance APIs that organizations can use to incorporate content governance and compliance capabilities into applications and workflows. The new Box APIs includes a Retention Policy API, Legal Hold Policy API, Watermarking API, and Folder Metadata API.
HTTPS adoption among the world’s top half million sites doubled this year, achieving in one year what hadn’t been managed in 20 years’ since HTTPS’ introduction. Adoption went from 5.5% in August last year to 12.4% by the end of July, according to data from HTTP Archive.
Yelp spent two years developing a bug-bounty program with Hackerone, which led to over 100 resolved reports. Now, Yelp is taking the program to the broader public to engage a wider set of security researchers. The program offers bounties starting at $100 and can pay up to $15,000.
Bluetooth beacons offer a range of uses for sending radio signals over the air to connected smartphone applications. In this tutorial, developer Kuba Gretzky explains how he bypassed the beacons in restaurants to collect authorisation keys and earn himself free beer on a points-based app.
Pokémon GO has been hugely popular and generated millions of sessions around the world as people search for the digital creatures. But, it turns out that a fair chunk of recent API traffic has been coming from gaming bots that are making spatial queries to the API from outside of the game client.
Box APIs support everything from the way that Box and Office365 integrate seamlessly, to the 1,600 third-party applications in our app store. This API-first strategy has been incredibly successful, to the point where more than half of our monthly API calls come from third-party integrations.
Twitter has published v2.0 of Twitter Kit and Digits for Android. The launch comes a few months after the 2.0 launch for iOS. The 2.0 release comes with new features, improved performance, and better alignment with modern Android tools. Developers have three months to migrate to the new version.
Apple has announced that the company plans on launching its first-ever bug bounty program in September. The program will initially be invite only and the company will pay up to $200,000 USD to researchers who discover and report iOS and iCloud bugs and security vulnerabilities.
Dashlane and Google want to simplify security and authentication on Android devices and have an API to do it. App developers can use the new Open YOLO API to access the credentials stored in password managers to log users into apps and services. The idea here is to improve security.
Pokémon Go has become a runaway hit and many developers are showing their enthusiasm for the game by reverse engineering the private, internal Pokémon Go API and creating unofficial third-party apps. The current situation of the Pokémon Go API exemplifies mobile API security concerns.
The rise of fintech was more like an explosion – thousands of new apps suddenly sprung onto the market and fundamentally changed how we interact with our finances and the financial institutions we put in charge of them. While there’s never been a question about whether fintech requires
As Pokemon Go continues is rise in popularity, many developers have reverse engineered the game to publish unauthorized APIs. Niantic has now issued a cease and desist letter to a popular Pokemon Go API developer in an attempt to quash the unauthorized practice. Will threatened legal action work?
A new self-serve risk assessment tool is now available in private beta for API providers who want to test the security robustness around their API architecture and design. The new tool allows entering an API by a variety of means and then testing for common vulnerabilities. Solutions are suggested.