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How to Add Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) to Your Node.JS Web Apps

April 11, 2017 Published by // // // //

This tutorial is part of the “Getting Started with Nexmo APIs and Node.js” series. See links to prior tutorials at the bottom of the post. Among app and service developers, using two-factor authentication (2FA) to verify user identity has become increasingly popular, as internet security breaches and fraud claims rise. Adding the extra layer of […] Read more »

Top 6 Reasons to Use Mobile Phone Verification for Your Business

March 9, 2017 Published by // // //

Companies are seeing an increase in security breaches due to spammers and scammers. These breaches can result in a poor customer experience and may lead to a decrease in customer retention, or worse, they could negatively affect your brand and result in legal and financial repercussions. To decrease the potential for compromised security, a great […] Read more »

Phone Number Verification: A Stronger Alternative to Traditional Passwords

March 9, 2017 Published by // //

Consumers feel increasingly threatened by data breaches, and for good reason: 40 percent of internet users have been victimized by stolen passwords, according to security company Ping Identity. However, consumers aren’t the only ones who suffer from cybercrime. As shown in the Cost of Data Breach report by the Ponemon Institute, the impact of security breaches […] Read more »

Adding Phone (SMS/TTS) and Biometric Verification to Your iOS Application

January 18, 2017 Published by // // // //

Two-factor authentication (2FA) adds an extra layer of security for users that are accessing sensitive information. There are multiple types of 2FA, such as: Something you know (username, password) Something you have (your phone/SIM) Something you are (Biometric Fingerprint or Retina Scan) In this tutorial, we’ll cover how you can add all three of these […] Read more »

Frictionless, Strong Authentication for Mobile Applications

April 25, 2016 Published by // // //

Fintech companies including robo-advisors, P2P payment apps, lending platforms, mobile-only banks and others are rapidly gaining traction by giving consumers faster, easier, and cost-effective access to financial services. In response, traditional financial services firms are increasing their investments in digital innovation. For fintech, banking and other financial service apps, authentication is a extremely critical step […] Read more »

The State of Security for Mobile Commerce

February 17, 2016 Published by // //

Recently, Vodafone and TalkTalk suffered high profile data breaches making thousands of customers vulnerable to phishing attacks and fraud. Leakage of user credentials and personal information not only affects users, but also online retailers who are impacted by chargebacks on fraudulent transactions. No doubt, security for online payments will be under the microscope once again […] Read more »

The Evolution of Data Security: APIs and Phone Numbers

October 19, 2015 Published by //

Mobile app downloads are increasing at a rapid rate as individuals and organisations use mobile apps to access personal and business information through mobile devices. Gartner predicted that global app downloads will reach 268 billion by 2017, with business apps one of the fastest growing categories. This increasing ‘appification’ changes the way we create and […] Read more »

The Security Trend: Why Mobile Apps Should Move Toward OTPs

July 16, 2015 Published by // //

Today, security and a safe user experience are more important than ever. However, many mobile applications, e-commerce sites and online communities only require a simple username and static password for login and access. While this is convenient for users, these login credentials are easily compromised using techniques like phishing, keyboard logging and other methods of […] Read more »