In Context

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Category: Security

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 […]
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Mobile Devices Driving Explosive E-Commerce Growth

May 27, 2015 Published by // // //

You see it everywhere—whether it’s a smartphone or a tablet, people are rarely without a mobile device glued to their hands. It’s no wonder that mobile commerce sales are rising exponentially. In 2013, over half of Walmart.com’s visitors were accessing the site on a mobile device. With new mobile payment and currency developments like Apple […]
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The Death of Passwords: How Phone Numbers are Reinventing Security

May 27, 2015 Published by // // // //

On Tuesday, April 28, I had the opportunity to deliver a keynote to executives of gaming companies at GMIC Beijing. The title was “The Death of Passwords: How Phone Numbers are Reinventing Security.” The topic came up as many are predicting mobile gaming will be blindsided by the next huge security attack. My goal was to […]
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Simple and Safe Banking with SMS

April 24, 2015 Published by // // // //

As competition for customers heats up across many different industries, user experience becomes more important than ever. What once might have been considered an innovative feature might now be considered table stakes. While smartphone apps have taken off and become a primary customer interface for retail banking, there are still some areas where SMS shines […]
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Why should you Verify users?

March 13, 2015 Published by // //

User identity and what it means for businesses has dramatically changed over the last two decades of the Internet economy. Web 1.0, or the Internet as it was in the mid 90s, had no concept of identity. Businesses only cared about visits to websites and often put a number of visits counter on them. The […]
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Five Tips for Better Phone Number Verification

November 26, 2014 Published by // // //

Over the last year, many of the world’s largest companies have been subject to the same bad news: their digital properties lacking user authentication have been compromised. As a response to these attacks on users’ accounts, companies are implementing additional security measures, such as mobile phone number verification to authenticate users. Phone number verification can […]
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Why Two-Factor Authentication (2FA)?

November 11, 2014 Published by // // // // //

User verification. It’s not a sexy word by any means, but there is a reason why big brands like Snapchat, Facebook, Twitter, Google, and others continue to spend millions of dollars in an effort to curb identity-based abuse by wrongdoers. Many of these companies are turning to something called two-factor authentication via SMS in order […]
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