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

Approov Integration for NodeJS KOA Backends

November 17, 2020

Photo by stein egil liland from Pexels   Node.js Koa is an expressive HTTP middleware framework that aims to make it easier and more enjoyable to write APIs, and it’s designed by the same team behind the popular Node.js Express framework. Compared with Express, Koa doesn’t bundle any middleware in its very small codebase, and leverages the Node.js async functions to allow the developer to ditch the callback functions and to improve error handling. The first release dates back to 8th November 2013 and references the tag 0.0.2. Read Full Story

Approov Partnership with BMW Group Provides Secure and Seamless Car Share Experience

November 10, 2020

Car theft risks and business-critical security issues are resolved with Approov API authentication software for mobile apps EDINBURGH — Nov. 10, 2020 — Approov, the award-winning, anti-fraud, anti-bot software solution delivering secure mobile business for the automotive and mobility industry, today announced a partnership with BMW Group to provide a secure, safe and seamless car-sharing experience. The BMW Group Car Sharing Platform, including the Approov SDK, has already been deployed in several thousand vehicles globally. Read Full Story

Root and Jailbreak - To Ban or Not to Ban?

November 4, 2020

Rooting Android phones and jailbreaking Apple phones are generally considered to be bad things to do and strong indicators of evil intent. In this article we will explore this position a little deeper and dig into the topic. We’ll discover that the truth is much more nuanced than that and one size does indeed not fit all. Finally we will propose the methodology you should consider when setting your security policies. Read Full Story

Approov Integration for Node.js Backends

November 3, 2020

Photo by Michael on Unsplash Node.js was written initially by Ryan Dahl in 2009, and shown for the first time in the same year at the European JSConf. Dahl created Node.js to overcome the limit of around 10,000 concurrent connections in Apache, the most popular web server at that time. Read Full Story