Turn Technologies recently announced an identity verification and mass payments platform through its Turn API. The identity verification platform searches more than 100 billion records across 10,000 databases in less than 10 seconds. Same day, mass payments are connected to 400 million US accounts.
Back in the good old days things were a lot simpler. You didn’t have to worry about packet capturing or password extracting, and as a result a lot of the original protocols like HTTP, FTP and POP3 didn’t worry about sending your passwords over the wire in plain text. But in today's increasingly sophisticated API-driven world this isn't enough.