Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint to stop phone number thefts with a new mobile ID

  • US carriers are gearing up to launch a next-gen mobile ID platform that will hopefully make phone number thefts and other mobile authentication issues a thing of the past. Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint collectively formed the so-called Mobile Authentication Taskforce not long ago, and they are now detailing the eventual product that will come out of this alliance.
    The system will be more secure than the current top-shelf two-factor ID model (duh), and will be powered by the carrier networks themselves. In addition, it will be interoperable with the GSM …

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