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While the debate over the ethics of reverse-engineering a private API rages on, the real issue is the vulnerability of APIs, especially through associated mobile apps.
Despite Instagram having fixed an API vulnerability, supposedly private photos are still vulnerable to unauthorized access thus proving how difficult API security can be.
Mitmproxy, a Python console program used to intercept and examine supposedly secure API traffic, has become a go-to tool for individuals looking to reverse engineer private APIs.
August has announced August Connect which web-enables its Smart Lock product. A corresponding API allows third-party app and hardware providers to integrate with the lock.
Client-side code is popular with developers, but its disadvantages include insecure scripts that are vulnerable to hacking.
Hackers are quickly exploiting API keys, cloud credentials, and other sensitive data that have been accidentally exposed on GitHub.
Google's reCAPTCHA API eliminates the need to solve distorted text CAPTCHAs that have long added security against robots.
New certifications and partnership with Ping Research help simplify API security management.
Photo-sharing service Snapchat has started warning people who use unauthorized third-party apps that take advantage of its undocumented API.
Accellion's enterprise mobile content platform can be used to build secure enterprise mobile applications.
Feedzai is launching a developer portal today with open access to its Fraud API. Feedzai's mission is to prevent fraud in commerce, working with providers, banks and retailers.
APIdays will focus on how the API revolution is impacting a diverse range of industries. PW readers can attend at a discounted price.
Chris Dunleavy, strategist for Ziftr, talks about the growing number of companies that are building cryptocurrency-enabled products and APIs to support retail applications.
Facebook ponies up even more for developers finding bugs. Apple squeezes out more performance with Metal.
PayPal, along with other companies, responds poorly to discovery of security flaws. Duo Security offers an API for its two-factor identification service.
Last week, popular photo-sharing service Snapchat made headlines after photos its users had sent were leaked. Snapsaved.com has acknowledged that it was the source of the incident.