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For example, The Economist featured an ominous cover story: “Why computers will never be safe.” It’s a common worry. Since APIs by definition govern access to important data, any concerns about data security lead inevitably to questions about API security. This focus will continue to become increasingly top of mind as more APIs are created, published and used in the growing API-first world.

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Data packets travel to and from numbered network ports associated with particular IP addresses and endpoints, using the TCP or UDP transport layer protocols. All ports are potentially at risk of attack. No port is natively secure. “Each port and underlying service has its risks. The risk comes from the version of the service, whether someone has configured it correctly, and, if there are passwords for the service, whether these are strong?

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A group of what appears to be Chinese hackers infiltrated a U.S. trade-focused lobbying group as the two countries wrestle with how they treat imports of each other’s goods and services. The APT10 Chinese hacking group appears to be behind a “strategic web compromise” in late February and early March at the National Foreign Trade Council, according to security vendor Fidelis Cybersecurity.

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