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Category: Verify

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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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Grab Drives Southeast Asia Forward with International SMS and 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 […]
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Improve and Secure Your Customer Experience with Phone Verification

November 8, 2016 Published by // // //

Online businesses across a variety of industries are rapidly gaining customers by giving users faster, easier, and more cost-effective access to their services. Whether in fintech, social networking, e-commerce/marketplace or gaming, these businesses must implement strong security controls for new registrants, and user authentication is a critical step in the user flow. In our newest infographic, we […]
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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. […]
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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 […]
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