|Project Verify is a method of authentication is being pushed as a way to make consumers have an easier time going through identification/ Photo By ImYanis via Shutterstock|
Security for mobile gadgets such as smartphones has become a hot topic in recent years after many incidents regarding hacking and cyber attacks have been reported in different parts of the world.
Because of this, the four major wireless carriers in the US came up with a new initiative that will make users feel a lot safer in their time on the web and on their phone. The carriers’ project aims to let website eschew passwords and instead focus on specific information that can only come from the user’s smartphone. This will help prevent too much private information from going out into the web as well as providing a very solid method of authentication, according to a post on the website krebsonsecurity.com.
The initiative called Project Verify is still in the very early stages of beta testing. This method of authentication is being pushed as a way to make consumers have an easier time going through identification in websites while maintaining a high level of security wherever they go.
The group of network providers stated that this project alone could single-handedly improve authentication issues in the future due to the complex signals and technology that are used to validate the user’s phone. This includes the real-time location of the user, how long they have been using this particular device, and the specific information on the phone that only the user knows.
The carriers are currently testing and fine-tuning the Project Verify app that is planned to be pre-loaded into all new mobile devices that will be sold. The basic premise of this app is that once a website asks for the user’s identity for any specific reason, the app will log-in for the user so that they will not have to enter a username or password.
This planned security feature could very well become the standard for mobile phone security not just in the US but all over the world.