tru.ID enhances security with Active SIMCheck

Authentication platform tru.ID has bolstered security with Active SIMCheck, an efficient method to integrate API products. 

It comes as a key response to the significant rise in SIM swap fraud and account takeovers, with banks, fintechs, and any company using SMS to send security PIN codes, are all at risk.

Paul McGuire, co-founder and CEO of tru.ID, commented: “Many of the security challenges faced by businesses today are caused by outdated reliance on passwords and SMS PIN codes. tru.ID delivers user authentication that is mobile-native, seamless, secure and private. Active SIMCheck is part of the range of new mobile authentication products developed by tru.ID that are based on the cryptographic security of the SIM card. The difference with Active SIMCheck is that it enables businesses to solve for a major fraud risk without impacting the user experience.”

By using Active SIMCheck, any online business that uses PIN codes sent by SMS for user authentication can now increase protection around their customers and their brand from the potential damage of identity theft and account takeover caused by SIM swap fraud.

Aiming to proivde a ‘simple, turnkey solution, Active SIMCheck from tru.ID works for any business that uses SMS PIN codes for user authentication.

tru.ID Active SIMCheck is an API-based service that connects directly, and in real-time, to mobile network operators to verify the identity of the SIM card in a user’s mobile phone. If there has been a recent change to that SIM card, the API will flag the change before an SMS or password reset code is sent, enabling action to be taken and blocking potential fraudsters from intercepting SMS messages including SMS 2FA PIN codes.

The new security check can be integrated quickly and easily alongside existing SMS 2FA solutions. There is no need for any change to user experience.