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Mastercard's working on selfie-based security for online payments

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, Feb 23, 2016.

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    Mastercard is working on a new app that provides extra security when buying things online. But instead of just demanding a password, the app will offer to verify your identify with a selfie.

    The app is coming this summer for phones, tablets, and PCs, and will be available in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Italy, France, Germany, Switzerland, Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Denmark, the BBC reports. Mastercard has been testing these capabilities since last summer.

    With selfie checks, users will have to blink for the camera to prevent against spoofing the system with a photo. Alternatively, users will be able to verify themselves with a fingerprint, through systems like Apple’s Touch ID. Mastercard says it will transmit this data in a way that can’t be stolen or used by scammers.

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