Monthly Archives: May 2005

Backpack API: Backpack is now a Web Service – Signal vs. Noise (by 37signals)

Backpack API: Backpack is now a Web Service – Signal vs. Noise (by 37signals) with a nice API see Backpack API: Roll your own. But why is any web service being launched where passwords and authorisation tokens are sent in the clear?

Have we learnt nothing about security in the last n years? The excuse that POP3 and FTP do this is pathetic, these are old protocols (and most servers now support SSL for POP3 and secure alternatives to FTP anyway).