The Google Cloud Web Risk Update API allows developers to download hashed versions of lists of unsafe resources for storage in a local database. These unsafe resources include social engineering sites (e.g. phishing sites) and sites that host malware or other unwanted software. If a match is found with the local database, the client can request verification from the Web Risk API servers to confirm the URL's presence on the unsafe lists.
Google has announced the general availability of important API security products. Google reCaptcha API is now generally available, after years of testing. Second, the Google Web Risk API which keeps lists of millions of unsafe URLs is also now generally available and ready for production use.
Eleven APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Security, Weather, and Internet of Things. Highlights include the W3C Badging API for enabling users to see new activity about an application on a home screen. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.