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API Security Testing – How to Hack an API and Get Away with It (Part 2 of 3)

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  In this 3-part blog series, I’ll provide deep dive instructions and specific examples on how you can avoid common security threats by hacking your own API. This second post covers the anatomy of some of the most common API security hacks. In our last post, we … [Read more...]

API Security Testing – How to Hack an API and Get Away with It (Part 1 of 3)

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In this 3-part blog series, I’ll provide deep dive instructions and specific examples on how you can avoid common security threats by hacking your own API. This first post will highlight 3 key aspects you will need to understand when hacking an API: API technologies, … [Read more...]

The API Copyright Debate Surfaces Again

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It all started back in May 2014, when a federal appeals court made a ruling that sparked outrage and controversy in the software industry. Their decision was theoretically a final step in the long-standing lawsuit between Google and Oracle, where Oracle claims that Android … [Read more...]

D-Factor: How Strong is your Data Contract?

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REST APIs, and APIs in general, converse in structured data.  APIs will vary in the degree and type of structure, the format, and the intended use.  But they also vary greatly in how the expectations around that data are specified. As a client developer, I need to know … [Read more...]

Security Lessons Courtesy of Snapchat

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Some apps are there to teach the rest of us the painful lessons of doing it wrong—Snapchat is one of them.   https://storify.com/SmartBearSalmon/security-lessons-courtesy-of-snapchat … [Read more...]

API Security Testing: Think Like a Bad Guy

You want to check an API to ensure that it’s secure, but just how do you think like a bad guy intent on breaking your API and potentially into your site? Performing the right sorts of API security testing is essential. Every day it seems like you see another security … [Read more...]

API Strategy & Practice: The World is Ready for Ready! API

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Last week I had the pleasure of attending API Strategy & Practice. The conference offered great content with heavy-hitting speakers and some great technical sessions, but most notably for me I was excited to formally announce Ready! API to the world.  For those not … [Read more...]

Hypermedia and State Machines: RESTFest 2014

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"It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is most adaptable to change." - not really Darwin https://storify.com/lindybrandon/restfest-2014-hypermedia-and-state-machines-of-cou … [Read more...]

API Readiness: do you have what you need?

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I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Clark Buckner of TechnologyAdvice and talk about one of my favorite subjects... APIs. Already a burgeoning industry, the API economy has sprouted wings recently and is now driving much of the software business economy, both at … [Read more...]

A Short Overview of Service Virtualization [Video]

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Service virtualization can be invaluable in helping to improve productivity, reduce testing costs, and deploy higher-quality software in a shorter timeframe. But what exactly is Service Virtualization? Here, Ole Lensmar gives a short overview of Service Virtualization and … [Read more...]