API ABUSE IN 2017 (PART 2)

Tue 13 February 2018 By Barry O'Rourke

Category: Business, Scrapers, Account Hijacking, Fake Accounts, A Series - API Abuse, Threats

Our first batch of business level attacks are Data Scrapers and Account Hijack. We also take a look at the lucrative business of Fake Account Factories.

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A BRIEF INTRODUCTION TO APPROOV

Fri 19 January 2018 By Jae Hossell

Category: Mobile App Authentication, Scrapers, API Keys, Repackaged Apps

An article on wired summarises 25 data breaches that made headlines during 2017. The implication in the article, and the general impression of those who take an interest, is that 2018 will bring...

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SWIPE LEFT TO SCRAPE

Tue 02 May 2017 By Richard Taylor

Category: Scrapers, Bots, Threats

Yesterday morning security forums reported news that an AI researcher had published a dataset of 40,000 photos that had been scraped from the dating app Tinder. The purpose was simply to extract a...

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SIMPLE APP AUTHENTICATION

Mon 26 September 2016 By Johannes Schneiders

Category: Mobile App Authentication, Reverse Engineering, Scrapers, Bots, API Keys

Suppose your mobile app relies on a back-end server that holds sensitive data or just data that you do not want to be manipulated or copied freely. You trust your own app to do everything right,...

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BOT MITIGATION CHALLENGES IN THE MOBILE WORLD

Tue 09 August 2016 By Richard Taylor

Category: Bots, Scrapers

Bots are everywhere, crawling all over the internet. Some are good, cataloguing websites and enabling you to search for pictures of cats with ease. Others are all about information gathering,...

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