Mashups using the same API (2)
We here at ProgrammableWeb see a lot of APIs. Many of them are pretty secure, and some sadly are not. So, what makes an API secure? Well, I'm glad you asked. There are a lot of things one can do to improve the security of an API. Below I'll outline three simple practices that make up a good start for a secure API.
Facebook has released Conceal, a set of Java APIs for fast encryption and data authentication. Conceal was developed to encrypt large data files (e.g., SD cards) on Android. With the release, Facebook targets older Android devices with less memory and slower processors. Facebook currently deploys Conceal to help protect users' private data and is now launching its functionality to the developer community.
||Virgil Security is a cloud based encryption and authentication platform. It can be used to easily add a security layer to existing applications. It features at rest and transfer encryption, and...||Authentication||01.27.2016|
||The Deepviz API allows developers to interact with the Deepviz sandbox to submit malware samples and retrieve analysis reports on them. Deepviz is designed to help users analyze, correlate, and...||Security||01.18.2016|
||The Shodan API allows developers to access search engine data. Protocols in REST and authorization with Api Key are available to send requests and receive responses. Shodan is a search service that...||Search||12.28.2015|
TrueVault REST Users
||The TrueVault Users API allows developers to create new users, following HIPPA privacy standards of patients' personal information. Authentication is available with API Key...||Healthcare||12.28.2015|
Cisco PSIRT openVuln
||Through implementation of Cisco's PSIRT openVuln API, developers can simplify and expedite their systems' security measures. PSIRT stands for Product Security Incident Response Team and this RESTful...||Security||12.19.2015|