It would be useful if phones arrived pre-configured with ZenKey, but neither Android nor iOS — who offer their own SSO variants, are likely to rush to do so. Although the concept seems attractive, there are many who doubt that it will succeed. Jack Mannino, CEO at application security firm nVisium sees the technical advantages that the carriers can bring to the authentication problem. “Having access to hardware, SIM cards, location information, usage patterns, and other data accessible to service providers gives mobile service providers an advantage,” he told SecurityWeek; but still thinks it will be difficult for ZenKey to supplant the existing solutions.

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