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    • stclair
    • By stclair 20th Apr 17, 11:30 AM
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    Credit Card With Fingerprint Sensor
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    • 20th Apr 17, 11:30 AM
    Credit Card With Fingerprint Sensor 20th Apr 17 at 11:30 AM
    As the title suggests:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-39643453
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    • sausage_time
    • By sausage_time 20th Apr 17, 6:45 PM
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    • 20th Apr 17, 6:45 PM
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    • 20th Apr 17, 6:45 PM
    How reliable to people find the fingerprint readers on their phone? I'm lucky if it works first time half the time.

    Interesting concept though!
    • bengalknights
    • By bengalknights 21st Apr 17, 12:09 PM
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    • 21st Apr 17, 12:09 PM
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    • 21st Apr 17, 12:09 PM
    As long as it doesnt mean people being amputated for there cards sounds good
    • StopIt
    • By StopIt 21st Apr 17, 12:13 PM
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    • 21st Apr 17, 12:13 PM
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    • 21st Apr 17, 12:13 PM
    How reliable to people find the fingerprint readers on their phone? I'm lucky if it works first time half the time.

    Interesting concept though!
    Originally posted by sausage_time

    Depends on how my phone is feeling.


    Some days it's bang on, other days the thing just refuses to work.


    Looking for the tech to improve before trusting this. Pressing my phone a few times before it tells me that "Fingerprint scanner not working" is bad enough, having that happen at a shop would be maddening.
    • pmartin86
    • By pmartin86 21st Apr 17, 11:31 PM
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    • 21st Apr 17, 11:31 PM
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    • 21st Apr 17, 11:31 PM
    I've not looked into it in any great detail (as in nothing other than the linked article :P)

    But it would probably be safe to assume that failure of the reader would revert to chip and pin...as other powsters ahve mentioned fingerprint recognition tech is rather fussy and unreliable at best on a £500+ smartphone with a decent processor etc, on a bank card, its got to be terrible?
    • SnowTiger
    • By SnowTiger 22nd Apr 17, 12:55 AM
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    • 22nd Apr 17, 12:55 AM
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    • 22nd Apr 17, 12:55 AM
    I doubt we'll see this here. It will probably die somewhere along the way.

    Back in 2012 Mastercard was showing off a card with a built in display and keyboard:

    The card will be available from January before being rolled out globally.
    Last year there was the card with a CCV that would 'randomly' change:

    A credit card with a digital display that randomly generates a security code is being launched as a way of combating fraud.

    Oberthur Technologies is currently in discussions with UK banks about rolling out the technology and will have cards "in the hands" of consumers in France by the end of the year.
    Now a finger print scanner.

    I guess it all comes down whether the cost of offering cards with advanced features is more or less than the cost of the fraud they would prevent.

    And, of course, would people want to use such a card? Those usually most accepting of these (new) technologies usually carry a small computer around in their pocket or bag which is capable of doing these things already: a mobile phone.
    • chattychappy
    • By chattychappy 22nd Apr 17, 10:36 AM
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    • 22nd Apr 17, 10:36 AM
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    • 22nd Apr 17, 10:36 AM
    I guess it all comes down whether the cost of offering cards with advanced features is more or less than the cost of the fraud they would prevent.

    And, of course, would people want to use such a card? Those usually most accepting of these (new) technologies usually carry a small computer around in their pocket or bag which is capable of doing these things already: a mobile phone.
    Originally posted by SnowTiger
    Yes, some time in the future I can imagine old folk explaining "they are called credit cards because once upon a time you had to carry a little plastic card". Only the name will remain. Rather like the floppy disc icon meaning "save", or "CC" meaning carbon copy.
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