Setting Mobile Identity Apart

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Identity Theft

We’ve all heard the stories of identity theft. Being America’s fastest growing crime, identity theft affects millions people every year and remains the top consumer complaint in the Federal Trade Commission. As the momentum of mobile and cloud applications grows, fraud becomes even more pervasive, and scams become ever more sophisticated. Hackers continue to thrive in compromising payment, personal identification, and confidential data of millions of American consumers. We, as those consumers, pay the price of the inconvenience of not only our cards or information being stolen, but also in the time it takes to change that information for security purposes. However, as identity fraud continues to grow, precautions to prevent such stressful and time consuming inconveniences are being made that make identification documents more safe, secure and authentic. IBM Mobile Identity (MI) provides a new high level of security while also providing a quick and reliable means of authentication for identification purposes.

New Mobile Identity Patents

Within the past three years, IBM Mobile Identity has filed ten (10) patents associated with how privacy can be controlled within mobile devices. The majority eight (8) of these patents were filed under in accordance with confidentiality restrictions allowed by [Chapter 1100 Section 1120] of the UPSTO patent application submission process.

For example, one publicly accessible patent addresses the privacy issues of handing over a drivers license with your secure private information when all you’re asked to prove is that you are over the age of twenty-one. Illustrated in the previous post Mobile Identity: The Truth, one of the cornerstone patents of MI is the ability to prove identity with your mobile phone without requiring a service connection or physically handing your phone over. IBM Mobile Identity makes it possible to provide identification documents without broadband connectivity in a safe and secure environment while also allowing owners to provide their identification right from their own device. MI serves as a framework for solving a multitude of digital identification challenges.

Another publicly accessible patent provides a means to weave information into your actual digital photo, otherwise known as steganography. The picture itself contains information that cannot be changed due to it being encrypted. Therefore, identity thieves cannot copy a valid picture to create a fake license.

Not only that, IBM Mobile Identity has filed numerous other patents to increase security of personal identification documents and boost consumer trust in digital identification. Whether it be procedures in securing access for sensitive digital information, or securing manifest signatures in grouped privacy elements, IBM Mobile Identity is taking every precaution in its framework to change the world into a safer, more secure place.

Want to learn more?

With stronger protection against identity theft, IBM Mobile Identity can provide instant access, availability, and reliability of identification documents for customers. Learn more by visiting our solution website or contact to see how you can get started making digital identity the center of your identity today.



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