If you have a cellphone and the internet, you must have received a text message sent to you, writing:”Here is your verification code for...”That’s it. In the industry, this type of message is called verifying text messages.
What is a verifying text message for?
To the merchants, a verifying text message is sent to the user who wants to log in or trigger an action from the website or the app, for example, to make a payment, register for a new account, or approve an authorization. The text message sent to the user is for verification purposes so that the user’s identity will be verified twice, one on the password and one on the verification text message. In this way, the user’s identity is double-checked, and the merchants are assured that they are serving the right customer.
Usually, a text verification messaging service is provided by SMS messaging platforms. With more than 5 billion people on earth have a cellphone, SMS messaging has become a very popular way for merchants to manage their customers. Verifying their identities and keep the data safe is a crucial challenge and responsibility, that the merchants are expected to do well.
With more cyber-security issues occurred around the world, data security has drawn more awareness among companies. No matter what industry the companies are in, customer’s data are their most valuable business assets as well as the most important resources they shall protect. Those who store and defend customer’s data sound and safe, are tomorrow’s business winners.