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Two-factor authentication is a type of authentication that “provides unambiguous identification of users by means of the combination of two different components.” These authentication components could be something that the user knows, something that the user possesses or something that is inseparable from the user. In this tutorial, you will learn how to implement two-factor authentication in PHP.

As the usage of Bitcoin as a payment method is growing, many companies have started accepting payments in this virtual currency. More than 100,000 companies are currently accepting Bitcoin (some of them are large and well-known, such as Microsoft and Dell), making it the most popular virtual currency. Let’s see how it works and how to accept payments in Bitcoins in your Web application.

By PHP Builder Staff on March 2, 2012 Getting started with PHP is no walk in the park. It’s a challenge just like any other programming language. When I was starting with PHP in December of ’98, I spent nearly 25 hours just trying to get PHP to compile on…

By PHP Builder Staff on March 2, 2012 A lot of beginning developers don’t understand that the web is “Stateless”. That means that the web server forgets who you are as soon as it sends you a page. So if you’re logged in as John Doe and viewing your bank…

By PHP Builder Staff on March 2, 2012 Functions are interesting animals in PHP. Functions are kind of like “black boxes” since they cannot see outside of their universe and you cannot see inside of them. That’s a bit different than some other languages I’ve programmed in. In some languages,…