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Project Verify Supported by Major US Carriers

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How often do you use apps on your phone? How many of those apps require you to login with a username and a password? Last question, how many passwords do you have for each of those apps?

If you're like most people, you probably have difficulty remembering all your passwords for the apps you use. And because of this, it can be tiring to come up with a new password all the time. Thankfully, there is now a new login solution that helps you login to your favorite apps easily.

According to reports, the major carriers in the U.S. are teaming up to create a service that will let you have a single sign-on across your apps. This way, you won't need to use a third party password manager and run the risk of having your password hacked into.

T-Mobile, Verizon, AT&T and Sprint are creating a solution called Project Verify. Through this, you can authenticate your logins by simply confirming your identity. This is done with things like your SIM card info, phone number, phone account type, IP address, and plan longevity.

Once the app is available, you'll be able to use it to log into different services that offer it as an option to login. The good thing is that you have access to your latest sign ins to every app you use. And for apps you no longer use, you can easily revoke access. You can also use the technology for two-factor authentication.

Because of how it's built, Project Verify would be more difficult for hackers to break into. But if your device gets stolen and is unlocked, it could cause a threat to your online identity. As an extra layer of security, there are some apps that will require additional login information like your fingerprint or a PIN code. This is particularly true in the case of apps that contain sensitive information.

Since this is a new project that the major carriers are still working on, there's no information on what apps will support it. There's also no word on when this app will be available to the public.



Source: Engadget  

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  1. Given that security is often an afterthought with a major company, I wouldn't trust any of these guys with my sensitive information.

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  2. It's a ploy to aggregate, centralize and sell user data, while also monopolizing power and control over your ability to log into essential services.

    Welcome to Cyber Fascism, enjoy your stay.

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  3. I hate this already. There seems to be no end to how much they will violate our privacy. Forcing me to verify my identity in order to use an app is only going to lead me to use my phone and apps less.

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