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My colleague Hugh Carroll has a good piece in Business Review Canada
today about protecting API keys.
sure to check it out. API keys are just as important to protect as
other keys (e.g. SSL keys) but have not got nearly the same amount of
awareness from security folks. How long before there is a major
publicized API key breach?
In effect, easily accessed API keys means potentially anyone could use
them to run up bills, this is akin to having access to someone's credit
card and making unauthorized purchases. Yet despite this, API keys are
often emailed around an organization without due regard to their
sensitivity, or stored on file servers accessed by many people. --Hugh Caroll
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