Balancing Mobile App and API Protection

January 18, 2021

A common discussion that comes up with customers is how they should consider the security requirements of their mobile apps and of the APIs that service them. A recent incident involving Nissan provides a reminder of how easily best laid protections can unravel. Read Full Story

Approov Integration for Elixir Phoenix Channels Backends

January 15, 2021

The Elixir programming language was created by Jose Valim in 2012 as a research project at Plataformatec, the company he worked at the time. You can watch Elixir: The Documentary where he tells in the first person more about the motivations and reasons behind writing it. Read Full Story

Approov Integration for Swift Vapor Backends

January 8, 2021

Vapor is a framework written in the Swift programming language that brings the language from the iOS platform to the backend, thus allowing developers to develop the mobile app and the backend in the same programming language. Vapor was initially released on December 3, 2015, just one month after Apple open sourced Swift and started to add support for the Linux platform. Read Full Story

Man-in-the-Middle: Myths and Legends

January 6, 2021

Man-in-the-Middle (MitM), or more correctly Person-in-the-Middle, is the technique of inserting yourself into API traffic to observe or manipulate requests and transactions as they pass by. In this article we’ll look at how it’s done and what you should do to prevent it, exploding a few misapprehensions on the way. Read Full Story

Approov Integration for Golang Backends

December 15, 2020

Go was developed at Google in 2007 by Robert Griesemer, Rob Pike, and Ken Thompson, but only publicly announced in November 2009. Go is a static typed, compiled and procedural programming language and was designed with the aim of improving developers’ productivity at Google. The language was created to address the criticism of other ones used at Google, such as C++, Python and Javascript, while at same retaining their good characteristics. The primary motivation to create Go was the shared dislike of C++ by the initial authors. Read Full Story

App and API Level Security for Connected Car Platforms

December 9, 2020

In 2009, the app economy officially kicked off with the Apple trademarked refrain “There’s an app for that.” A decade later, the mobile app is the center of gravity of the digital economy, transforming how we shop, bank, read, commute, socialize, work, travel, manage our health, and much more. Today, it seems, if there’s no app for that, then it’s probably not a fully digital experience. Read Full Story

Securing API Keys for Robust Mobile API Security

December 4, 2020

It’s been nearly half a decade since Gartner declared the API economy open, hailing it the enabler that could transform businesses into platforms. Since then, APIs have significantly evolved beyond their rather simple origins as middleware integration tools. Read Full Story

Approov Integration for Elixir Phoenix Guardian Backends

December 2, 2020

The Elixir programming language was created by Jose Valim in 2012 as a research project at Plataformatec, the company where he worked at the time. You can watch Elixir: The Documentary where he tells in the first person more about the motivations and reasons behind writing it. Read Full Story

Approov Integration for Python Django Backends

November 27, 2020

The Python Django framework was created in the last quarter of 2003 by Adrian Holovaty and Simon Willison when they were working as Python developers at the Lawrence Journal-World newspaper, although it was only released in July 2005. Read Full Story

Approov Integration for Python Backends

November 26, 2020

Python is a high-level and general-purpose programming language that is dynamically interpreted at runtime. Python was created by Guido van Rossum in the late 1980s but only released to the public in 1991, as a successor to the ABC programming language. Read Full Story