Spamhaus Technology Ltd has recently announced the release of its Intelligence API Beta. This is the first time Spamhaus has released its extensive threat intelligence via API, providing enriched data relating to IP addresses exhibiting compromised behavior.
A Digg community member, suspicious of some top links, used the site's Digg API to uncover a 159 fake accounts. By comparing the stories voted on by these accounts to other stories, he discovered what appeared to be directed fraud and what Digg now calls "tests to find spam vulnerabilities." We spoke to the community member to learn how he used the site's API and what he learned.
On the heels of recent research that indicates rampant secret leaks in public repositories, GitLab has included a new check feature in its 11.9 release. The new check, secret detection, scans repository contents for API keys and other data that should be treated as secret by the user.