Following up with our last post on what API V2 is, now we are going to address how API’s can be used against us rather than for, and why you need to stay on top of your security measures!
API has been designed for easy use with no authentication and nothing to get in its way of accomplishing great things. Unfortunately API’s can be used for tasks that are less than reputable.
- Querying data to harm a victim of data breaches.
- Prolonged and aggressive querying of a service that reduces its availability and may increase costs.
- Limiting services with a denial of service attack.
- Circumventing rate limit or abuse of other safety/functionality measures of a site.
Businesses as well as personal individuals may be at risk.
Check out HaveIBeenPwned to see if you have had some data breaches with your usernames/emails!
We at Re2tech can help to make sure your accounts are secure and that precautions will be in place to minimize any chance of data breaching again, or in the first place! Contact us today!
Also be sure to check out our newest information on password security and how the standards have drastically changed!