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Dashdash announced its latest spreadsheet superpower tool. Dashdash templates provide users prebuilt, customizable tools to perform integrated functions directly within a spreadsheet. Templates add to the existing set of Excel automation tools that Dashdash introduced through Instant Integrations.
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.
TomTom just added a new tool to its Maps API. The TomTom Maps Styler allows users to customize their maps to match their intended style and brand. With over 900 stylistic features available, brands can easily manipulate items like color, font, patterns, opacity, and much more.
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.
Twilio SendGrid's Email Validation API is now publicly available. The API validates email addresses by searching in real-time for errors such as typos, inactive, non-existent, disposable and shared mailboxes. Further, the API checks for proper syntax, DNS records, disposable domains, and more.
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.
GitHub announced GitHub Pages is now integrated with the Checks API. This integration replaces the historical method of checking for build errors through the Statuses API. Statuses required developers to wait for an email with error information; whereas, Checks allows troubleshooting along the way.
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.
Arboric, an API manager specifically dedicated to GraphQL, was announced this week. Arboric is open source and free to use. It is currently available in its 0.1 version, which is considered the proof of concept version. By the next version, the team hopes that the core will be production ready.
No single standard exists in the world of extensions. Accordingly, many browser makers have worked to make their extension APIs compatible with each other for ease on developers. However, Google's Manifest v3 will not be backwards compatible and Mozilla isn't on board with all of Google's changes.
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.
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.
The hardware-based blue screen of death is now available for AWS EC2 cloud instances. The API feature, SendDiagnosticInterrupt, was recently added to AWS EC2 specifically for cloud instances where no hardware interrupt button is available for administrators to use in crash/reboot diagnostics.