Developers on the Android mobile platform, which has had ongoing problems with security, now have at their disposal an API intended to protect apps from malicious traffic and bots.Google is adding a Recaptcha API to Google Play Services for Android apps. The API is included with Google SafetyNet, a set of services and APIs to protect against threats that include device tampering and potentially harmful apps.[ Chatbots should be part of your intelligent systems arsenal: Build chat bots with Microsoft’s Bot Framework • Cortana moves way beyond being a personal assistant. | Keep up with hot topics in programming with InfoWorld’s App Dev Report newsletter. ]
Critical to the API is Google’s latest Recaptcha technology, which provides behind-the-scenes risk analysis and has let actual people pass through with no clicks. With Android apps updated to support the new API, mobile users can use their apps without being interrupted yet still avoid spam and abuse.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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