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ANTI-THEFT MECHANISM FOR CELLULAR SYSTEMS

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000008142D
Original Publication Date: 1997-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-May-21

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Authors:
Tim Dickinson Yakov Simkin Tony Belkin

Abstract

The cellular industry is plagued by the high tech thievery of cellular services and resources. Lost rev- enue totaling in the millions of dollars occurs each year. Current anti-theft systems have had at best marginal results because of complex security schemes are often broken by insiders. Time and money to combat the issue is also a huge cost to system operators. A new method of authentication is needed. One which can not be by passed. Not even by its own developers.