Now, instead of the pin code will need to scan your finger
If you ever forget your pin number, a credit card, can relax, now the solution to this problem is always at hand — literally.
Barclays has launched a new «biometric reader» that can identify customers by fingerprint, or finger.
Instead of having to use a PIN or a password Bank customers can simply press your finger on the scanner connected to the computer, which will use infrared lights to scan the veins and blood flow under the skin to confirm the user’s identity.
Customers will have to scan the same finger twice to confirm the operation in order to combat fraud.
The gadget will use VeinID system, developed by the Japanese firm Hitachi. The so-called «vein profile of each client will be stored on the SIM card inside the device.
If, by absurd coincidence, you somehow lose a finger, you can always call the Bank, explain the situation to them and change the finger that you’re going to continue to scan the Bank.