Towards a Secure Identity Management in Smartphone Environments

Provided by: CNRS
Topic: Security
Format: PDF
Mobile network operators are providing identification and authentication means to their subscribers through SIM-cards. IDentity Management (IDM) is a hot topic today for mobile network operators and service providers, especially when the terminal is a Smartphone. This paper addresses the encountered security issues of Smartphone's to support identity management. Then it proposes the original idea of an IDM applet remotely controlled by a trusted entity into the Smartphone and performing secure identification and authentication of users to their service providers.

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