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Appdome and ImmuniWeb have announced a new initiative that aims to find and remediate mobile application security vulnerabilities. The joint initiative, MobileTRUST, is an attempt to provide developers with a simple and reliable solution for rapid application security validation.
Security researchers have identified various vulnerabilities within the SoundCloud API that could have allowed attackers to gain access to user accounts and easily initiate DDoS attacks. Checkmarx Research conducted an investigation into the online social music platform.
A political campaign app designed for the Likud party in Israel has been found to include a basic API flaw that exposed the personal information of almost 6.5 million users. Likud, the party of Israeli prime minister Netanyahu, designed the app to help users receive campaign news and updates.
Last week GitHub announced the beta release of the GitHub Actions API. Today, the company is expanding the availability of the API to include all repositories. Additionally, GitHub provided us with a little more detail on the API’s benefits to users.
Apple has recently announced the beta version of iOS 13.4 and developers have noticed an exciting new API that may portend all-new iOS features. The new CarKey API that has been found in the latest release is expected to allow iOS users to unlock their cars using NFC (near-field communication).
Facebook has announced the release of a new beta API that will provide businesses with a method for offering its customers simple follow-up information. The new Messenger One-Time Notification API is designed for situations like price drops of merchandise or changes in availability.
Twitter recently announced that on December 24, 2019, it became aware of a large network of fake accounts that were abusing the company’s API to match phone numbers to user’s accounts. Twitter noted that these attacks may be connected to state-sponsored actors from Iran, Israel, and Malaysia.
Jaxta is an online music credentials resource that was founded in 2015 with the aim of ensuring that music creators get the credit that they are due. The company now operates a massive database of music credits and has announced an API to expose this data for third-party use.
Union Pacific, a freight-hauling railroad franchise, has announced the release of several new APIs that will provide shipping partners with information on inbound and outbound rail shipments. These new APIs serve to increase visibility for customers and also improve automative capabilities.
0xcert, provider of the 0xcert Framework for building decentralized applications, has announced the release of an API that is designed specifically to accelerate the adoption of blockchain technologies. The new API will help users issue and manage non-fungible tokens on the Ethereum blockchain.
French fintech startup Bankin’ has announced a new API that expands its consumer and business financial offerings to include payment processing. The new Bridge Pay API uses bank transfers to process payments and is being utilized by 12 major French banks.
AccountantsWorld is a provider of cloud solutions for accounting and payroll, including Payroll Relief, a payroll processing tool that the company designed specifically for professional accountants and payroll service providers. AccountantsWorld has announced a new Open API.
Google announced in September of 2019 that they plan on ending support for V3 of the Google Sheets API, a decision that has drawn the ire of some developers. Version 4 of the API was announced at Google I/O 2016, almost 4 years before the seemingly inevitable deprecation of its predecessor.
Google has introduced a new service that aims to centralize, manage, and secure sensitive information like API keys, passwords, certificates, and other important data. Google Cloud Secret Manager is designed to help tackle secret sprawl, a significant barrier to application security.
Scope Technologies provides aerial measurement reports for the construction industry. The company uses real-time data to generate accurate takeoff reports that they claim are both accurate and affordable. Scope Technologies has now announced a new open API developer portal.
It is expected that with Android 11, Google will add new App Compatibility features within developer options that will simplify the application testing process. The new features will operate on a per-app basis and display behavior changes based on API level.
Bing announced version 13 of the Bing Ads API in April of 2019. With that announcement came the warning of version 12’s demise, which was scheduled for October 31, 2019. That time has come and past. Bing is now notifying developers that all version 12 endpoints will soon return error 303.
It has been reported that HSBC, a British multinational investment bank, has announced several new treasury APIs that will serve 27 markets around the world. These new APIs aim to improve the transparency and efficiency of financial transactions for HSBC’s customers.
The CNCF, which is responsible for maintaining Kubernetes, has announced a bug bounty program for the popular open-source container orchestration system. In partnership with Google and HackerOne, the CNCF will offer rewards ranging from $100 - $10,000 to worthy researchers.
Appdome, a provider of no-code security solutions for mobile apps, has announced a new service for generating progressive web apps from existing websites and cloud applications. The new offering, SecurePWA, claims to require zero coding when generating PWAs from any website or cloud property.