Public cloud APIs unlock numerous, productive possibilities for developers. These interfaces bring core features to applications and connect apps and programs to external services. Properly integrated APIs benefit all users and bolster a service's value proposition on the software market.
That said, insecure APIs in cloud computing can expose environments to malicious threats. Businesses have a responsibility to provide safe products, but sometimes mistakes lead to security issues. Here are just a few examples of oversights that can lead to trouble:
failure to vet APIs, or perform a thorough code review prior to implementation;
developers not configuring their APIs properly; and
a lack of obfuscation with business logic and endpoints.
These three cases hardly scratch the surface when evaluating common API vulnerabilities. Below,...