APIs are 'rich targets' for hackers, warn security researchers

Nicholas Fearn
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Researchers at F5 Labs claim that APIs have become an easy target for hackers.

A combination of factors makes application programming interfaces (APIs) "rich targets" for cyber criminals.  That's according to the 2019 Application Protection Report from cyber security firm ...

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