Every developer hopes for huge user bases populated by large amounts of monthly users. People using an application to its potential in the thousands, if not hundreds of thousands, is a dream come true. Unfortunately for API services, with a greater deal of exposure comes a marked increase in vulnerability. Read more
Posts Tagged: Hacking
The world is changing. What was once fought on battlefields with physical weapons is quickly transitioning online, with groups of individuals and even entire nations utilizing the internet to disrupt their enemies.
Just as with any conflict, there will be civilian casualties — whether it be civilian infrastructure or users weaponized as Distributed Denial of Service drones, the consequences of the coming virtual conflicts will be bad. Read more
Hacking is an incredibly misunderstood term. The media has portrayed the practice at one of two extremes — either a hacker is a hooded, mysterious “anti-hero” fighting the big bad evil of corporatocracy, or a stereotypically capricious counter-culture hero shouting “hack the planet”. Read more
It’s an unfortunate reality that if a system faces the publicly-served internet, chances are it will be attacked at some point within its lifecycle. This is simply a matter of statistics — given the number of users utilizing APIs, the Internet of Things, and the dynamic World Wide Web, an attack is statistically more likely than unlikely. Read more
As I described at Twobo’s BYOD event a couple weeks ago and in the video below, Pearson, the publishing company, launched an API to provide third-party developers with access to the content they had created for their books. By opening up this info to app developers, they have created an ecosystem of innovation and creativity. Read more