Mastercard has revealed a new credit card with a fingerprint scanner. While fingerprint security isn’t foolproof, it does improve the current state of bank card security, which uses just a PIN.
With new tap to pay systems becoming quite common today, it’s incredibly easy for your card to get lost and a payment to be made, without your PIN. Mastercard hopes that by adding a fingerprint reader, using the card to make payments will be made safer.
While fingerprints aren’t foolproof , Mastercard’s chief of safety and security, Ajay Bhalla, said that it would help “to deliver additional convenience and security. It is not something that can be taken or replicated”. A scientist talking to the BBC said that fingerprint systems can be compromised, but the inclusion will put things in a better situation than they are right now.

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