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Microsoft has introduced a bug bounty program for its ElectionGuard SDK. ElectionGuard is an open source SDK that aims to make voting systems more secure. Microsoft introduced the SDK earlier this year, and has added the bounty program as another element of its Defending Democracy Program.
Fourteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Authentication, Security, and WebRTC. Highlights include an API for automated, AI based real estate appraisals and an API for verifying phone numbers. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Instagram has announced an upcoming feature that will provide users with a simple way to manage which third-party applications have access to their personal data. The new in-app feature is expected to roll-out over the next six months and will increase visibility into how user data is being shared.
Okta recently announced DynamicScale, an authentication solution built to perform for the most highly-trafficked apps and websites across the Internet. DyanmicScale can perform up to 500,000 authentications per minute, allowing it to handle enterprise traffic and unexpected spikes.
Recent reports show that the Kubernetes API is vulnerable to the billion laughs attack. The attack is a specific type of DoS attack targeting parsers. The vulnerability in the Kubernetes environment occurs within parsing YAML manifests. The apiserver does not validate or limit such manifests.
Modern, mobile apps contain countless APIs, both proprietary and third-party. Unfortunately, app developers don't always have the resources or access to secure those APIs. Appdome aims to address this shortcoming with the release of its SecureAPI. SecureAPI is a codeless, API security platform.
Fourteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Cryptocurrency, Payments, and Transportation. Also new to the directory is the Samsara API Industrial IoT, and the Snyk API for open source security. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Seclore, a company working to unify data-centric security solutions, announces the addition of the Seclore Endpoint Auto-Protector SDK to their Data Centric-Security Platform. The Seclore Endpoint Auto-Protector SDK enables rapid integration of data-centric security.
Why isn’t the Semantic web here? Despite some progress, there is still no centralized way to secure the integrity of data. Adding cryptography, standardization and cross-boundary query protocols like blockchain offers a solution to bridge the trust gap and take the internet to where it needs to go.
Protected Media has moved ad fraud detection to the supply side. This eliminates the burden of traffic validation from advertisers and bakes it directly into the tech stack driving the ad marketplace. The company aims to better control ad fraud increase CPM within fraud-free marketplaces.
Microsoft has announced a new Azure Blueprint for SWIFT. The blueprint specifically helps Microsoft enable SWIFT connectivity in the cloud. SWIFT is a provider of secure financial messaging services. Its rapid adoption made it an ideal candidate for an Azure Blueprint.
GitHub is now a Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) Numbering Authority. This designation will enable GitHub to streamline the reports of vulnerabilities to the National Vulnerability Database (NVD). GitHub can directly assign a CVE ID for security advisories opened in GitHub.
Apple is focused on privacy for kids and authentication methods acceptable for apps listed in the App Store. The default position for apps in the App Store is that they must use the Sign in with Apple authentication method. Exceptions to this rule exist. Apple has added a host of kids' protections.
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.
Google recently announced an expansion to its GPSRP program (a bug bounty program for Google Play apps). Additionally, the company introduced the new Developer Data Protection Reward Program (DDPRP) to help uncover and stop data abuse across Android apps, OAuth projects, and Chrome extensions.
Imperva, a company that provides application security solutions, recently announced that they had experienced a data breach that exposed user’s email addresses, scrambled passwords, API keys, and SSL certificates. In addition, the company's API security standards raise concerns.
Fifteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including eCommerce, Marketing and Authorization. Featured today is an API for managing contracts and eSignature data, and APIs for integration with AddEvent calendar services. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Are all CPaaSes (Communications Platform as a Service) created alike? Telesign's director of product management Vince Oh thinks not. In this interview with ProgrammableWeb.com editor-in-chief David Berlind, Oh explains how Telesign's parent company gives it a unique competitive advantage.
GitHub recently announced support for the WC3 standard WebAuthn. WebAuthn brings a new level of security to GitHub and expands the number of browsers supported. GitHub believes we are sitting at the beginning of "the future of authentication" and WebAuthn lays the foundation for that future.
Nine APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Blockchain, Payments, and Security. Highlights include the DARKINT Suite API that provides risk intelligence about a company's darknet digital footprint. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.