Secure your APIs or why so much data was available from Parler.
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Phil, Mike and Matt sit down to talk about Parler and why their APIs were so great for hacktivists who wanted to make sure that the data was never lost. We talk about degraded services and circuit breakers, two big things that probably could have kept the data from being exposed as well as stripping files of EXIF data from uploaded images. We also venture into the topic of what is the role of service providers and social media going forward.

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Show Notes:
Auto-incrementing IDs - Giving your data away
HTTP/REST API File Uploads
How Parler's Data Was Harvested

A transcript is currently being made and we will update the description as soon as we get them.

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