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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. Enhancing the Grab Experience with Communications The Grab mission is to create the safest, most accessible […] Read more »

Improve and Secure your Customer Experience with Phone Verification

November 8, 2016 Published by // //

A variety of companies across the fintech, social networking, ecommerce/marketplace and gaming industries are rapidly gaining traction by giving consumers faster, easier, and cost-effective access to their services. Implementing strong security controls for new registrants is critical for these growing businesses, and user authentication is a critical step in the user flow. In our newest infographic, we explain the various […] Read more »

How Secure is SMS-Based 2-Factor Authentication?

August 8, 2016 Published by //

Many business are looking to secure their users by strengthening the authentication process on their web and mobile applications. SMS-based one time passwords (OTPs) are among the top considerations to bolster typical username, password combinations to authenticate users today. SMS 2FA is easy to implement, cost-effective and provides an experience that users are accustomed to. […] Read more »

It’s World Password Day! Here’s How to Protect Your User’s Accounts

May 4, 2016 Published by // //

Happy World Password Day! Hackers are experts at accessing confidential profile and account information, so this is the perfect time to provide suggestions on how to make online account information more secure. Here are the top 4 ways you can combat fraudsters: Implement two-factor authentication (2FA): What is something President Obama, Sony Playstation and European Banks have in […] 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 »