British bank will identify customers by vein pattern in fingers




British bank Barclays is biometric readers that analyze provide to customers.’s Unique vein lines in fingers The authentication method for online banking should reduce the risk of payment fraud.

Barclays biometric scanner Barclays has the news on his site announced . The measure is to increase the security of online banking. The bank calls the system user friendly. Within a few seconds, the customer would get access to the bank account without having to fill in. A password or PIN

A finger of your choice must be registered once. At Barclays The customer does then place to confirm. Their identity only the selected finger on the biometric reader An infrared scanner analyzes the conductor lines, and compares it with the already recorded data. If the files match, access is granted.

It is a requirement that blood flows through the finger veins. It is therefore not possible to log in on behalf of a deceased person or to pay all or a severed finger. Barclays provides initially about 30,000 biometric readers to professional customers. If the trial is successful, the system can be extended to individuals.

Poland started a few months ago to a similar test. In Japan, the system is already in use. Payments Association Netherlands Friday could not give any comment about possible plans in the Netherlands.


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