Verify phone number by SMS

Even many bank accounts rely on it. But given the fact that there are a dozen of web sites commonly used to receive SMS authentication tokens on behalf of users (Twilio, Sellaite, Pinger, TextNow…) it may be insecure as the SMS are public available. A new study in Firstmonday looked into that and found some astonishing results. As expected most users needed it for Tinder… More importantyl, 76.5 percent of those messages included the name of the application for which the message was intended compromising their accounts.