How Cybercriminals Take Advantage of Chat APIs and What To Do About It

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David Berlind is editor-in-chief of ProgrammableWeb

Cybersecurity solution provider Trend Micro has issued a report that highlights how chat platform APIs can and are being used by cybercriminals to achieve their nefarious objectives. 

Because of the degree to which Webhook APIs are involved (an API attack vector not previously discussed on ProgrammableWeb), the warnings and incidents should serve as a wake-up call to API providers and developers when it comes to the sorts of best practices and ongoing vigilance it takes to fully secure their customers and systems.Provided that the incentives are worth it,

HowTo – Build a Facebook Messenger Bot Using Anypoint Platform

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Everyone is very excited about chatbots as the future of messaging, customer service, information delivery, etc. Facebook touts Messenger bots as AI (e.g. Jarvis) and the press gets excited about how they will change the world. But really, bots are essentially an ESB that listens for keywords and routes responses back to the user. This project will show you how to build one using Anypoint Platform.

This example project provides a framework to build a Facebook Messenger Bot that can leverage APIs built on Anypoint Platform.

Conversational Bot with Mule, Slack, API.AI & NLP in Minutes!

Is it possible to create a conversational bot, fully functional, using Natural Language Processing (NLP), in minutes? Good news, it is.

In this post we will show you how to start from the ground up, giving you everything you need to create your own basic conversational bot, using 100% free accounts and software (yes, all this power for free).

The free accounts and software shown in this post have some limitations and it is designed for you to understand and learn the basics of:

  • Natural Language Processing APIs from API.AI
  • Integration with Slack,