TextKey's JAVA library allows you to use REST API calls server-side from a Java backend. TextKey is an omni-factor authentication API that uses seven-factors of authentication to provide security for devices ranging from mobile to electronic door locks. TextKey works through using SMS service, unique code, cellular number, UDID, a single use URL, and an optional pin. TextKey uses Rest with a JSON response and SOAP. TextKey is free for ten users, and available for a monthly charge per user thereafter.
Mobile provider T-Mobile has informed 2.3m of its subscribers that personal data associated with their accounts was exposed to an attacker as the result of an unprotected API. According to the company, the data exposed included name, billing zip code, phone number, email address and account number.
As more security vulnerabilities in IT software are discovered and exploited by malicious endeavours, Cisco has released its openVuln API that automates the sharing of security vulnerability information in a move aimed at nurturing an open security automation standard across the industry.