All four major U.S. carriers team up to form a task force on mobile authentication
With all four major carriers putting their heads together for a change, hackers won't be able to figure out users' passwords, commit bank fraud, steal data and make phony purchases. Each carrier will bring something to the task force that will help the task force predict whether the person signing in under a certain name is actually that particular person.
The task force will work with app developers, industry organizations, and third parties in an attempt to make this all work out. Also getting involved is the GSMA, which is the trade group that represents mobile carriers around the world.
It's nice to see the four rivals hold off on the in-fighting, the sniping and the insults in order to do something that will be positive for customers. And this sounds like something that subscribers won't even notice even while they reap the benefits of mobile authentication.
source: Verizon, AT&T via TmoNews