“IBM researchers announced plans for a cloud-based technology that holds potential to help consumers better protect online personal data, including date of birth, home address and credit card numbers.
Clled Identity Mixer, it uses a cryptographic algorithm to encrypt the certified identity attributes of a user, such as their age, nationality, address and credit card number in a way that allows the user to reveal only selected pieces to third parties.
Identity Mixer can be used within a digital wallet, which contains credentials certified by a trusted third party, such as a government-issued electronic identity card. It’s important to note that the issuer of the credentials has no knowledge of how and when they are being used.”
We continue to experiment and work to get the identity thing right – once and for all. But identity security continues to be a slippery idea, given the millions of devices and trillions of transactions every day!
Thanks to Computer Business Review