APIs

How reCAPTCHA Can be Bypassed Using Google's Speech Recognition API

12 Mar , 2017  

A researcher has found a vulnerability in the latest version of reCAPTCHA that could potentially let spambots bypass reCAPTCHA fields across millions of sites. Catalin Cimpanu over at Bleeping Computer has the details.

APIs

How reCAPTCHA Can be Bypassed Using Google's Speech Recognition API

12 Mar , 2017  

A researcher has found a vulnerability in the latest version of reCAPTCHA that could potentially let spambots bypass reCAPTCHA fields across millions of sites. Catalin Cimpanu over at Bleeping Computer has the details.

APIs

Daily API RoundUp: Voysis, Radar, Monique.io, Minio

11 Mar , 2017  

Every day, the ProgrammableWeb team is busy, updating its three primary directories for APIs, clients (language-specific libraries or SDKs for consuming or providing APIs), and source code samples.

APIs

Three Common API Design Mistakes and How to Overcome Them

10 Mar , 2017  

Jason Harmon, head of APIs at engaging forms tool Typeform, and namesake of the JSON schema, gave a fantastic proactive talk at a recent APIdays conference about “the things that break stuff in production.” Three things in fact.

Jason Harmon, head of APIs at engaging forms tool Typeform

 

APIs

Acquisition of Stormpath Exemplifies Dangers of Using Startup APIs

10 Mar , 2017  

Okta, an enterprise identity management platform provider, has acquired Stormpath, a startup that provides an API for implementing user management capabilities in websites and applications. Stormpath co-founders Alex Salazar and Les Hazlewood along with the Stormpath team are joining Okta to help accelerate the development of its identity platform for developers.

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AWS

AWS Direct Connect joins growing list of HIPAA-eligible services from AWS!

10 Mar , 2017  

AWS has expanded its HIPAA compliance program to include AWS Direct Connect as a HIPAA Eligible Service. With the addition of Direct Connect, if you have an executed Business Associate Agreement (BAA) with AWS you can now transfer large amounts of data, including Protected Health Information (PHI), into and out of AWS in a cost-effective manner designed for your security. AWS Direct Connect offers several benefits for customers: it lowers bandwidth costs out of AWS (which is valuable for applications that have bulk data transfer requirements), it offers more consistent network performance over Internet-based connections for applications that require real-time data feeds, and it provides an alternative means to connect to the AWS cloud for customers who may have security or compliance policies that prevent VPN connectivity to the cloud.

APIs

Tesla API Crash Highlights Vulnerabilities of API Economy

10 Mar , 2017  

Earlier this week, Tesla’s “owner API” was down for an estimated 20 hours according to unofficial Tesla API providers and Tesla owners. During the outage, Tesla owners were unable to utilize Tesla’s keyless driving feature or view vehicle status through the Tesla Motors app.

AWS

Amazon Aurora Is Available in the US West (N. California) Region

10 Mar , 2017  

Amazon Aurora is now available to customers in the AWS US West (N. California) region. This increases the number of available regions to eleven, giving you another option for database placement, availability and scalability.

AWS

Amazon Aurora Cuts Entry-Level Pricing in Half With Support for T2.Small Instances

10 Mar , 2017  

Starting today, you can launch t2.small instances when using Amazon Aurora. The on-demand pricing for t2.small is half that of t2.medium, which was previously announced in November 2016. T2 instances are a cost-effective option for development/test environments and light production workloads. You can run your database on r3 class instances for larger-scale production deployment.

APIs

Getting Started with Server-Side Swift Using the Vapor Web Framework

9 Mar , 2017  

Ever since Apple open-sourced Swift, the developer community saw a greater potential for the language than mere client-side iOS development. That community envisioned a language that could become more universal and cross-platform, as evidenced by the emergence of server-side Swift powered by the Vapor Web Framework.