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SMS-based two-factor authentication is being phased out

Two-factor authentication adds an extra layer of security to your logins by asking for a verification code after you sign in with your credentials. But not every method for retrieving this verification code is secure in itself. To that end…

Messaging on chat apps now more popular than SMS texting

A growing number of mobile users are turning to chat apps to communicate with friends and family, shunning text messaging plans that once served as major cash cows for wireless providers. Daily traffic from services like iMessage, BlackBerry Messenger and…

Two text message spammers fined $700,000 in the UK

It seems that no matter what medium people use for communication, spammers always find a way to make it a little less attractive. Junk mail, telemarketers, email spam and now even SMS spam have all likely been experienced by most…

MetroPCS launches Joyn, iMessage and Facetime rival

Today MetroPCS announced the launch of Joyn, a bundle of communication protocols which include functionality similar to Blackberry Messenger, iMessage and Facetime. Joyn is based on the interworkable Rich Communication Services standard and promises to (eventually) deliver Metro PCS subscribers IP-based…