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MasterCard's new card with finger print scanner

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MasterCard's new card with finger print scanner

http://www.theverge.com/2017/4/20/15368666/fingerprint-scanner-credit-card-mastercard
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Re: MasterCard's new card with finger print scanner

Gmood1 nice find! Now I know it is time to return to the "gangster era" and file my finger prints Smiley Wink
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Re: MasterCard's new card with finger print scanner


Dinosaur wrote:
Gmood1 nice find! Now I know it is time to return to the "gangster era" and file my finger prints Smiley Wink

Lol... I may have to do the same.😉

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MasterCard Testing Chip-And-Fingerprint Payment Verification

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Re: MasterCard Testing Chip-And-Fingerprint Payment Verification

In theory it sounds great. I just see so many problems with this though. First of which being how well it works in day to day use. What happens when it fails? Are you going to now have to follow your waiter at the restaurant you're at to their spot in the back area to enter your fingerprint so the card works? Etc etc etc. The chip thing has been a pain just from the wait time at the register at most places. Then, there are lots of stores who still don't even use the chip. Seems like a nightmare. I get they're trying to protect their money (even though they will push it as added security for us lol) but I don't want to be inconvenienced by it so...

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Re: MasterCard Testing Chip-And-Fingerprint Payment Verification

Well, well. This doesnt impress me at all and I doubt I would ever use such just another way to control the masses.

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Re: MasterCard Testing Chip-And-Fingerprint Payment Verification


rmm140 wrote:

In theory it sounds great. I just see so many problems with this though. First of which being how well it works in day to day use. What happens when it fails? Are you going to now have to follow your waiter at the restaurant you're at to their spot in the back area to enter your fingerprint so the card works? Etc etc etc. The chip thing has been a pain just from the wait time at the register at most places. Then, there are lots of stores who still don't even use the chip. Seems like a nightmare. I get they're trying to protect their money (even though they will push it as added security for us lol) but I don't want to be inconvenienced by it so...


In theory restaurants are supposed to get the portable wireless terminals like in other countries, but that hasn't happened (and likely won't happen in nearly as large numbers as it should). Based on the equipment I've seen installed at restaurants around here, I suspect we'll transition to a mostly pay at the front model and still not bother with wireless terminals if we ever go beyond chip and signature.

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Re: MasterCard Testing Chip-And-Fingerprint Payment Verification


gdale6 wrote:

Well, well. This doesnt impress me at all and I doubt I would ever use such just another way to control the masses.


Hmm ... give this one year or two before it disappears into that great unknown Smiley Wink

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MasterCard launches biometric fingerprint Scanner on card

https://www.google.com/amp/thehackernews.com/2017/04/mastercard-fingerprint-payment-card.html%3Famp%...
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