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Post: #1   PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 5:24 pm Reply with quote
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Credit card with a fingerprint sensor

A payment card featuring a fingerprint sensor has been unveiled by credit
card provider Mastercard.

The rollout follows two successful trials in South Africa.

The technology works in the same way as it does with mobile phone
payments: users must have their finger over the sensor when making a
purchase.

Security experts have said that while using fingerprints is not foolproof, it is a
"sensible" use of biometric technology.... [
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Do you ever wonder whether we will get to the stage where we have
a chip implanted to make payment fraud-proof Laughing

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Post: #2   PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 5:57 pm Reply with quote
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I hope it works better than my iPad Pro. Sad

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Post: #3   PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:06 pm Reply with quote
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Had this been rolled out 5-10 years ago we'd have all applauded loudly (well, I would).
However, nowadays it won't take the crims long to find an easy way of lifting prints and using them to rob us. (Even now, when I use an atm I always use a gloved finger to put in my password). And I always use cash for local purchases.

So, what is the way forward? Suggestions anyone?

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Post: #4   PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:49 pm Reply with quote
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Deanna wrote:
Had this been rolled out 5-10 years ago we'd have all applauded loudly (well, I would).
However, nowadays it won't take the crims long to find an easy way of lifting prints and using them to rob us. (Even now, when I use an atm I always use a gloved finger to put in my password). And I always use cash for local purchases.

So, what is the way forward? Suggestions anyone?

Why do you use a "gloved" finger?????
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Post: #5   PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:48 pm Reply with quote
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In answer to your question.
I have a weakened immune system so try to lower my risks as much as possible.

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Post: #6   PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 7:17 am Reply with quote
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Deanna wrote:
In answer to your question.
I have a weakened immune system so try to lower my risks as much as possible.


It sounded like you meant not to leave your print. Wink

My iPad sensor works about one time in 3 I think. Sad

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My Win 10 laptop works every time fortunately.
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Post: #8   PostPosted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 11:39 am Reply with quote
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Mr Tibbs wrote:
Deanna wrote:
In answer to your question.
I have a weakened immune system so try to lower my risks as much as possible.


It sounded like you meant not to leave your print. Wink

My iPad sensor works about one time in 3 I think. Sad


My experience with my iPad may help. I noticed that my thumb print failed quite often after I had been in Cyprus for a few weeks. I also noticed that my hands had developed drier skin and my thumb had cracked skin - possibly due to the Cypriot climate. Changing the finger used for the print worked and the occasional use of moisturiser stopped the skin cracking and spoiling the print. My iPad works every time now.
This may be anecdotal twaddle but it seemed to solve my problem and I hope it can do the same for others.
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Post: #9   PostPosted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 1:33 pm Reply with quote
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LimassolPete wrote:
Mr Tibbs wrote:
Deanna wrote:
In answer to your question.
I have a weakened immune system so try to lower my risks as much as possible.


It sounded like you meant not to leave your print. Wink

My iPad sensor works about one time in 3 I think. Sad


My experience with my iPad may help. I noticed that my thumb print failed quite often after I had been in Cyprus for a few weeks. I also noticed that my hands had developed drier skin and my thumb had cracked skin - possibly due to the Cypriot climate. Changing the finger used for the print worked and the occasional use of moisturiser stopped the skin cracking and spoiling the print. My iPad works every time now.
This may be anecdotal twaddle but it seemed to solve my problem and I hope it can do the same for others.


Thanks for that.

I have noticed that it seems to work every time I buy something. Laughing

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