Mastercard experimenting with fingerprint reader card




Mastercard currently experimenting with a credit card that has a fingerprint scanner features. Customers do not need to enter a PIN that way. They can pay with the card both contactless and through the EMV chip.

Mastercard is still working on prototypes of the card and has therefore sought cooperation with the Norwegian Zwipe that the technology delivers behind the fingerprint scanner. Zwipe in the credit card a biometric sensor built in and also the map software, via which a cardholder can identify itself. The biometric data is stored on the card.

The card also features an EMV chip, which allows payments in the Netherlands are possible, and a battery. The battery is required to all the technology in the card with energy. Will be the final version of the card, according to Mastercard that are thinner. Late next year appears, Would be expected to pay the card terminals with energy.

According to MasterCard customers in the future with the payment transfer all amounts, something similar cards can not yet. The company also noted that the underlying technology would be safe enough to be implemented in credit cards. A pilot in the Norwegian bank Sparebanken DIN proved successful. According Mastercard

Mastercard experiments frequently with new forms of security. The company came two years ago with a credit card that had, as additional security on a numeric keypad and a small display. The user was able to thereby generate a unique authentication token, essentially the same as the authentication devices Dutch banks. Basically


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