Supporting Europe’s PSD2 And The Strong Customer Authentication It Requires

It seems that every month some new payment app pops up looking to be the next category disruptor. Innovative companies like TransferWise are making headlines, with simple to use smartphone apps that allow you to send money abroad, quickly and cheaply. Amazingly, Transferwise is already profitable and handling nearly £1 billion ($1.3 billion USD) in transactions a month. Bitcoin valuations are racing through the roof. And… Read More

Due to CASL, Canadian Carriers Might be Locking Out Your Users

If you use SMS to send codes for two-factor authentication logins or to verify ownership of a phone numbers, you need to be aware of a growing trend where wireless carriers are starting to block your traffic and thus preventing people from signing up and logging into your application. Twilio has two APIs, Verify and Authy, which can help avoid these issues because they are pre-configured… Read More

Reduce SMS 2FA Risks By Using Device Data

Using SMS for 2FA security has recently been getting a legitimately bad rap, with a significant increase in successful attempts to intercept or redirect the 2FA codes sent via SMS as part of a login. We’ve addressed these issues (and more) with updates to the Twilio 2FA API (formerly known as Authy); making it possible to bypass sending SMS-based 2FA for a more secure, and less… Read More

Twilio™ Verification SDK: Android app SMS permissions & phone verification has never been easier

We’re excited to announce the new Twilio Verification SDK for Android. This SDK lets developers get the most from a new Google API that simplifies SMS permissions used for verifying phone numbers. Now, you can build rock-solid verification without worrying about the ins-and-outs of SMS delivery. Application security is a constant balance between securing accounts and ensuring a convenient user experience. Attackers can exploit applications that verify… Read More

Using Authy to add 2-Factor Authentication To Your Auth0 Applications

We at Authy are always looking to make it easier for our clients to add 2FA to their applications. In fact, with just a few API calls you can be up and running in no time. However,  you may already be using a cloud service for your entire authentication stack, you may find this perspective from Auth0, one of the leading vendors in this space, of… Read More