Date Added: Mar 2012
In this paper, the authors present a new method for mobile authentication by Main Switching Centre (MSC). In the recent time, it has been observed that one can make a duplicate SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) card of existing SIM card, more ever, one can get a SIM card easily by providing fake documents and can make misuse of such SIM cards. In this method, they propose to use biometric identifier finger-print and signature for authentication of mobile-station. If a person wants to buy a SIM card, then he or she has to provide his or her finger-prints and signature to the service provider.