LinkedIn launches two-step authentication SMS service
LinkedIn is the latest social media platform to activate a two-step SMS service. According to Tech Crunch, LinkedIn is on board with Twitter, Facebook, Google and Microsoft to help users protect themselves from hackers or phishing scams.
India railway system to launch SMS ticketing
India’s railway system will be launching a pilot SMS service that allows booking via text message July 1st.
SMS spam from ‘banks’ cause phishing scams
Bank phishing is the latest SMS scam, accounting for about 153 million text messages in May. Protect yourselves from this growing trend.
Iranians participate in ‘virtual election’ with SMS authentication
Before the official presidential election, citizens of Iran were able to express who they wanted to be the next president through a virtual election. A two-step authentication program via text message or phone call protected votes.
U.S. Geological Survey possesses text alert service
There is a nationwide SMS water alert system provided by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).
Factory workers decreased energy consumption from text alerts
Businesses decreased energy use by 20 percent by participating in a company-wide text alert system.