After it was revealed that over 143 million Americans may have been impacted when their personally identifiable information may have been breached through the credit reporting agency Equifax, there were further revelations that the so-called secret PINs issued by Equifax were actually timestamps.
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AccuWeather has removed the Reveal Mobile SDK from its iOS app due to privacy concerns brought to the company’s attention by many of the app’s users. According to an article published on Medium, the app was sending location information such as GPS coordinates and Wi-Fi router name to Reveal Mobile.
We start your week off with a review of the stories we couldn’t cover in the world of APIs. Included are Apple's announcement of the WebCrypto API, their effort to bring cryptography native to web browsers, AnchorFree's SDK for preserving net neutrality and the latest API for Bitbucket Cloud.
Prifender announced the release of a new privacy API, aimed to assist corporate applications make use of the personal information that is available across the enterprise. Many organizations today are struggling to make sense out of the personal information they keep in their repositories.
This article is part of a 10-part series about interesting APIs that were added to our directory during 2016. Security and Privacy APIs are covered in this segment. The APIs were chosen by our researchers, by popularity according to website traffic, and by mentions on social media.
Researcher Lukasz Olejnik has published several blog posts raising privacy concerns regarding W3C API specification drafts including Vibration API, Ambient Light Sensor API, Proximity Sensor API, and Web Bluetooth API. A malicious attacker may be able to use these browser APIs for fingerprinting.
YouMail launched its Spam Risk API. YouMail uses algorithms to analyze a database of hundreds of millions of phone numbers to determine the likelihood a particular phone number is spam. Historical call patterns and crowdsourced data are combined to determine an OK, caution, or danger designation.
The growing use of APIs increases the potential security vulnerabilities that expose businesses and users to malicious intent. A recent study undertaken by Ovum and Distil Networks shows that a lack of clarity in who is responsible for API security means not enough is being done manage the risks.
Growth in IoT devices means more user data is being collected by vendors and accessed by third parties. Here are five things worth considering when accessing data using OAuth 2.0.