The rise of API risks   At its core, APIs enable applications to connect services and transfer data.

It’s a communication vessel that allows applications to talk to each other. While this is beneficial for business management, security issues do persist. Whenever an API is produced and used, there’s an endpoint that connects to the application which could be exposed and leave data vulnerable to theft by cybercriminals. In fact, in 2019 research found 83 percent of web traffic was dominated by API calls which indicates hackers have clocked onto how to target API weaknesses – bot/scraping and denial of service attacks were most prevalent

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