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Mastercard Set To Replace Passwords With Selfies by Psyafe(m): 9:54am On Jul 06, 2015
MasterCard is looking to the future of online payments security. The credit card company is experimenting with a mobile app that uses facial recognition to verify your identity. Wave bye-bye to passwords; soon all it might take is a good selfie to buy your weekly shopping.

Shopaholics and selfie-snappers; this might not bode well for your bank account. MasterCard wants selfies to replace passwords, allowing people to pay for things by providing a scan of their face.

It would work like this. You download the app and proceed to the checkout section of the shopping website. The service is then launched where you can choose facial recognition to complete the payment. You simply look into the front-facing camera and blink once to authorize it - the blink prevents thieves from showing the app a picture of your face in an attempt to fool it.

Alternatively, the app will also be able to read your fingerprint, just in case you’re not comfortable in using selfies to confirm hefty shopping trips. MasterCard, though, reckons those who like to take selfies will find the new system appealing.

"The new generation, which is into selfies… I think they'll find it cool," MasterCard security boss Ajay Bhalla told CNN. "They'll embrace it."

To start off with, MasterCard is launching a small pilot with 500 customers to see how it goes. If the technology works and proves a hit with the public, then the app will be rolled out further. We don't know about you, but we're not sure. Google tried facial recognition on Android phones and there were a lot of problems in the early days, so it will be interesting to see what's changed.

Source: www.psyafe.com
Link: Latest Technology News: Mastercard Set To Replace Passwords With Selfies http://www.psyafe.com/2015/07/mastercard-set-to-replace-passwords.html?spref=tw
Re: Mastercard Set To Replace Passwords With Selfies by Nobody: 9:54am On Jul 06, 2015
shocked
Re: Mastercard Set To Replace Passwords With Selfies by sagr(m): 9:57am On Jul 06, 2015
Wht abt those pple dat do facelift?, facebleach? N nose trimming?...I sense confusion in d company grin
Re: Mastercard Set To Replace Passwords With Selfies by Nobody: 9:59am On Jul 06, 2015
sagr:
Wht abt those pple dat do facelift?, facebleach? N nose trimming?...I sense confusion in d company grin
I was about to ask same.
Re: Mastercard Set To Replace Passwords With Selfies by SuperSuave(m): 10:02am On Jul 06, 2015
what if I went for plastic surgery after the first selfie? I guess there would be a facial recognition software attached ++
Re: Mastercard Set To Replace Passwords With Selfies by missdebs(f): 10:04am On Jul 06, 2015
there must be some other kind of security check especially in china
Re: Mastercard Set To Replace Passwords With Selfies by pussygotlips: 10:33am On Jul 06, 2015
Lol they never chin clung chi
Re: Mastercard Set To Replace Passwords With Selfies by tinuolababy(f): 10:34am On Jul 06, 2015
Lol cheesy
Re: Mastercard Set To Replace Passwords With Selfies by ZeezaRapture(m): 11:39am On Jul 06, 2015
This news makes no sense to meundecided




Z.R
Re: Mastercard Set To Replace Passwords With Selfies by rammyty: 1:20pm On Jul 06, 2015
Though nice and innovative but what's the point of it. What happened in a case whereby u have to send someone to cash for you. It is going to create unduly queues at the ATM as girls will withdraw 10 thousands naira ten times taking it one thousand naira at a time just to take selfies and God bless they make picture screen visible after shot
Re: Mastercard Set To Replace Passwords With Selfies by Revolva(m): 11:55am On Jul 18, 2015
The western world always looking for solutions to mankind problem....and our useless leaders here embezzles money for their lazy children..and the citizens arae brainwashed with religion...killing themselves.....Africa is doomed...

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