US carriers partner on a better mobile authentication system

Archivio di tutti i clip: clips.quintarelli.it (Notebook di Evernote).L'autenticazione è chiave..US carriers partner on a better mobile authentication system AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon formed a taskforce to create a new open standard. Two-factor authentication (2FA) via SMS and a smartphone provides a heavy dose of additional security for your data, but as the US government declared last year, it's not without its flaws. To fix that, the big four US mobile operators, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon and AT&T have formed a coalition called the Mobile Authentication Taskforce to come up with a new system. Working with app developers and others, they'll explore the use of SIM card recognition, network-based authentication, geo-location, and other carrier-specific capabilities. The idea is to marry current 2FA with systems that "reduce mobile identity risks by analyzing data and activity patterns on a mobile network to predict, with a high degree of certainty, whether the user is who they say they are," according to the news release.The problem with SMS authentication is that skilled h[...]

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