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Tesla's backbone API suffered a 20 hour outage earlier this week that left the company's keyless driving feature and mobile app monitoring unavailable. While the outage represented more of an inconvenience than a devastation, the vulnerability highlighted the dangers of an API-driven auto market.
Twelve APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Security, Banking, and WebRTC. Highlights include the Google Hangouts Chat API and several APIs for integrating with CA Veracode security elearning services. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
A new company, Secful, aims to help companies identify attacks against their APIs and respond in an automated fashion with a "custom-tailored" security-layer. According to the company, existing security solutions don't sufficiently protect APIs and often fail to detect attacks before it's too late.