The Latest News On The API Economy
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Ekata, a company that provides identity verification APIs that assist in risk assessment, has announced a new API that is designed to combat synthetic identity fraud. The new Ekata Account Opening API helps developers weed out bad actors from authentic customers during the onboarding process.
Cosmos, an interoperable blockchain ecosystem, has increased its incentives for its bug bounty program for the Cosmos Stargate software upgrade. The bug bounty will allow hackers, developers, and the community to trial and debug the upgrades and breaking changes to the Cosmos SDK.
Okta, a company that provides identity solutions for the enterprise industries, has launched a new SDK that is intended to simplify authentication for end-users while also improving device security. The new Okta Devices SDK was announced at the second annual Okta Showcase developer conference.
Cloudflare has announced the release of Cloudflare API Shield. This new product, which is free to all account holders regardless of their pricing plan, is intended to simplify API security via mutual TLS authentication, API schema validation, and a positive security model.
Flutter made a name for itself by delivering an open-source framework that allows developers to build apps once, and distribute that app across multiple ecosystems. Windows has been the most significant OS missing from Flutter's support. Last week, Flutter introduced an alpha release for Windows.
GitHub CLI 1.0 is now generally available. The goal of GitHub CLI is to bring GitHub to the terminal. It has been in beta release since earlier this year. Users can run entire workflows from the terminal, call the GitHub API to script actions, and connect to GitHub Enterprise Servers.
Facebook has recently simplified the company’s platform terms and developer policies in hopes that this will improve adherence to guidelines. To support these goals Facebook has announced the broad rollout of Data Use Checkup, an annual process for developers that validates data usage.
SpyCloud, an account takeover prevention solution provider, has announced its new Password Exposure API. The API allows users to comply with new NIST guidelines that disallow weak, common, and previously exposed passwords. The API helps prevent fraud without adding friction to the user experience.
Postman, API development platform, has launched Postman for the web. The new browser interface offers developers easy access and increased collaboration with others. In a press release, the company described the new product as “somewhat of a return to Postman’s original roots.”
Google has released an alpha version of Jetpack Compose. It’s a modern UI toolkit that helps developers build apps across Android platforms. It provides native access to platform APIs. Ultimately, the goal is less code, more interactive tools, and Kotlin APIs. V1.0 is expected in 2021.
GrammaTech, a provider of software application security testing solutions, today announced it has released Swap Detector an open-source checker that detects API usage errors. The tool aims to improve application security testing for DevOps.
Standard methods for biometric authentication, think fingerprint scanning and facial recognition, are extremely problematic given the current cultural expectation that masks, and often gloves, be worn throughout the day. UnifyID has launched a new gait-based biometric authentication API to help.
Investing in digital training has become a necessity for businesses. In this post, we’re going to set out four methods that you can successfully implement in your effort to train your employees on API basics. You can choose just one of them, or attempt all four. It depends on your situation.
Jumio, a provider of AI-powered identity verification services, has announced a new biometric passport authentication SDK. This new SDK supports NFC reading capability to allow developers to seamlessly integrate photo and touch-based identity verification services into applications.
Red Hat introduced OpenShift 4.5. It uses Kubernetes 1.18, and has a particular focus on stability within high scale operations. As expected, the new release includes a number of quality improvements and many new features. New features cover node based features, web console, and developer tools.
The Honeynet Project has collaborated in the creation of a new open-source intelligence (OSINT) tool that collates threat information from a multitude of sources. This new resource dubbed Intel Owl provides developers access via API to the resulting threat analysis data.
Email Industries has announced a new set of products for email deliverability and compliance. These new services are aimed at helping email service providers and their customers. Alfred knows, is an email verification tool that will work in tandem with BlackBox, the company’s email compliance tool.
Datadog, cloud security and monitoring platform, has launched Error Tracking. The new product automatically collects application errors in real-time. Then, it aggregates into action items for engineering teams to respond to. It includes automated collection and visualization tools.
Thirteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Security, Restaurants, and Mapping. Featured is an API for turning spreadsheets into APIs, an API for gathering data about social media influencers, and others. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
IBM has introduced OpenAPI Comment Parser. The new offering brings API reference creation and code development into the same environment. The theory is that API references will improve, and stay updated, if developers don’t have to bounce back and forth between their code and the API reference.