set to kiss your master card password goodbye because very soon your Master
card password will be replaced by selfie photo and finger print ID as an
alternative to passwords when verifying IDs for online payments.
announced the move at the Mobile World Congress tech show in Barcelona. It said
the rollout this summer would involve the UK, US, Canada, Netherlands, Belgium,
Spain, Italy, France, Germany, Switzerland, Norway, Sweden, Finland and
Does it Work?
You would have to download an application to their PC, tablet or smartphone
to use the system. Whenever you make an online purchase, you’ll still need to
provide your credit card details as normal.
But if a further authentication check is required, you’ll be asked to look
at their phone’s camera or use its fingerprint sensor rather than be told to
type in selected letters from their password, as is the case at the moment.
If the user opts for a selfie, they will have to blink into the camera to
prove they are not just holding up a photo.
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