Two-Factor Authentication with Node.js and Twilio

Two-factor authentication is becoming the go-to method for increased login security on the web, as it ties a physical device to your virtual credentials. It is being adopted by many of the major players in the industry, including Intuit, Google and Facebook. While user security is paramount, modern web developers must also consider the UX problems that can arise from increased security measures. Since UX is becoming increasingly important,… Read More

Build a Simple Phone Verification System with Twilio, PHP, MySQL, and jQuery

Verifying the phone numbers of your users is a fast, effective way to tamp down on fraud and spam accounts. Here’s how to build such a system in a hurry using Twilio Voice, PHP, MySQL and jQuery. (update: we also have a tutorial on how to build SMS phone verification into a Rails 4 app.) Below are highlights to the most important elements but you can download the complete example here…. Read More