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Microsoft took its next step in protecting user data by making two products available for public preview under the confidential computing project. The DC-series virtual machines and Open Enclave SDK have completed private betas and are ready for public preview. The goal is to protect data in use.
Rapid7 has announced API access to its InsightAppSec security solution. InsightAppSec is a security suite based on Dynamic Application Security Testing (DAST). Prior to the API, usage of the DAST features were limited to the user UI options offered by Rapid7. Now, developers can get more granular.
Google announced yesterday that it is shutting down the consumer version of Google+. The news came alongside the reveal of an API vulnerability discovered earlier this year. The company will provide 10 months for users to download their content.
Facebook discovered a security attack that potentially compromised 50 million user accounts in late September. While Facebook has now reported that the actual affect was minimal, the company has released a tool that helps app developers understand whether their users were affected or not.
What happens when you are ready to take your API from a small subset of users to something more open? What are the things you want to make sure are locked down tight before rolling out an open API program? James Higginbotham offered some tips for making sure your API is ready.
Earlier this week GitLab announced the release of security updates aimed at fixing various flaws found in previous iterations. One issue was an insecure direct object reference that exposed confidential issues within all public projects, via the Events API.
A few weeks ago, Twitter reported a bug related to its Account Activity API. Twitter has since investigated the matter with potentially affected partners and taken remediation efforts. Now, Twitter has reported the exact requirements for the bug to have potentially affected partners.
Arxan Technologies, provider of application protection solutions, announced the launch of Arxan for Web, the latest update to its protection solution for client-side web apps. Arxan for Web provides a multi-layered defensive approach that allows companies to defend against server side API attacks.
A few months after Facebook announced a new app review process in the wake of numerous Facebook app-related scandals, Facebook is about to make the process automatically enforced. To date, developers have had the option to enroll for review, or avoid the process. That is changing soon.