One of the founding elements of innovation in today’s application-driven world is the Application Programming Interface (API). From banks to eCommerce websites, to IoT, and remote gaming, APIs are a critical part of modern mobile, Software as a Service, and web applications and can be found in customer-facing, partner-facing, and internal applications.
APIs play a very important role in modern applications' architecture. By its own nature, APIs may expose application logic and sensitive data such as Personally Identifiable Information (PII) and because of this, APIs have increasingly become a target for attackers.
The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP), which is an open community dedicated to enabling organizations to develop, purchase, and maintain applications and APIs that can be trusted, issued the OWASP API Security Top 10. The primary goal of this document is to educate those involved in API development and maintenance, for example, developers, designers, architects, managers, or organizations.
Since creating security awareness and innovation have different paces, it is important to focus on common API security weaknesses.
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