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Category: Verify

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 »

All You Need to Know About Sending/Receiving SMS with Node.js

February 28, 2017 Published by // // // //

ICYMI, we’ve been hard at work blogging tutorials about how to use the Nexmo SMS API to add programmable SMS to Node.js applications using Express. We explained how to: Send SMS messages virtually anywhere in the world. Implement a webhook endpoint to receive SMS messages. Get an SMS delivery receipt from a mobile carrier via Nexmo. Send SMS Messages […] Read more »

Add Two Factor Authentication (2FA) to an Android App with Nexmo and Firebase Login

January 30, 2017 Published by // // //

The Firebase Auth Quickstart provides a great tutorial on how to add authentication to your application, but without two-factor authentication (2FA), it’s a bit insecure! Adding an extra layer of security to your application is simple using the Nexmo Verify SDK. Let’s get started! Grab the sample app Start by cloning the GitHub repo in […] Read more »

A U.S. Patent for Phone Verification Done the Nexmo Way

January 25, 2017 Published by // // //

Vonage has been issued a U.S. patent (Pat. No. 9,516,480) for Verify, the Nexmo phone number verification API, thanks to the innovative, conversion-focused solution it offers customers. Yes, Verify enables reliable user authentication — sending a PIN code to a prospective registrant who then enters the PIN into an app or web service — but that […] 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 »

Grab Drives Southeast Asia Forward with International SMS & Voice

December 8, 2016 Published by // // //

Grab is the leading ride-hailing platform that provides transportation solutions for 620 million people across 34 cities in Southeast Asia. Grab offers a wide range of services through their mobile app, including GrabTaxi, GrabCar, GrabBike, GrabHitch, GrabExpress, and GrabFood. The company partnered with Nexmo to implement a customer notification user verification process via SMS and voice […] Read more »