AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon Detail Next Generation Mobile Authentication Platform

AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon Detail Next Generation Mobile Authentication Platform

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The Mobile Authentication Taskforce, made up of AT&T, Spring, T-Mobile and Verizon, revealed some details about their next-generation mobile authentication platform at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The platform will provide better security than two-factor authentication.

Formed last year to develop a mobile authentication solution to help protect enterprises and consumers from identity theft, bank fraud, fraudulent purchases and data theft, the Mobile Authentication Taskforce has dedicated resources developing a highly secure and trusted multi-factor authentication platform powered by the carrier networks. The taskforce vision includes interoperability with GSMA's Mobile Connect technology.

“As mobile becomes the remote control for day-to-day life, mobile identity is key to making things simpler and more secure for consumers,” said Alex Sinclair, Chief Technology Officer, GSMA. “The GSMA has been working with operators around the world to bring a consistent and interoperable, secure identity service and this taskforce will strengthen that effort by enabling a simple user experience quickly and conveniently in the US market.”

Their solution will deliver a cryptographically verified phone number and profile data for users of authorized applications with their consent. Authentication security is strengthened by processing unique attributes such as a network verified mobile number, IP address, SIM card attributes, phone number tenure, phone account type and more. In addition, advanced analytics and machine learning capabilities will be used to help assess risk and protect customers.

Registered developers will be able to submit applications through a system using private and permissioned blockchain technology to help ensure application integrity. Internal trials will begin over the next few weeks and the solution should become available to consumers by end-of-year. A website will be launching later this year to provide more details.

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AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon Detail Next Generation Mobile Authentication Platform

Buy American? - March 3, 2018 at 3:40am
Guess what also! Most of your Apple products are made from or assembled in different countries dickhead! Ohh did you also know the certain Toyota models are made and assembled in the USA? So I guess I’ll buy a Toyota then, idiot.
PaulieP - March 3, 2018 at 5:36pm
Yes, I know many of the products are made overseas, however the profits or not. Also, everybodys worried about people listening in on their devices, I guess you would rather have a foreign country listen in on your device versus your own country. Why are you even here in the United States if you dont support the United States? It sounds like really you dont like anything about America or the United States, why don’t you leave if you really dont like it? What’s keeping you here? Dont you know that you have that freedom? Whether its Trump or Obama, at least you have that freedom. At least you have the freedom to choose what type of cell phone you want and what you like to wear and what you like to say but I guess all of those are not freedom according to you. I know you’re trying to make a point but you’re really looking like a bigot trying to do it. You call people names, you point out things that have nothing to do with the subject at hand and YOURE A HATER OF AMERICA and it’s really sad. Again. Nuff said child. Thanks Bucko!
PaulieP - March 4, 2018 at 2:32am
Haters gonna hate son, you cant troll me. Nice try Bucko but people like you who get mad from the start are all talk. Nice job internet bully. No need to stoop to your level and continue with the monotony of your nonsense. Bye Mr. Anti-America
Buy American? - March 4, 2018 at 6:32am
Like I said! I’ll buy a Toyota then! Since it’s made and assembled in America. Don’t want my fellow Americans losing their jobs. If you know what I mean bigot! :-)
PaulieP - March 6, 2018 at 5:04am
Think about it, yes you’re supporting American jobs but it’s huge foreign profits in the end. If you support Toyota then the smart bet for them would be to build a plant here in the US. If you bought Chevy instead there would be more Chevy plants instead of Toyota and more American Jobs building American products. Go ahead Mr. bigot trying to be a pot calling the kettle black. You really should take a closer look at yourself before calling out others.
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