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Mastercard presents biometric credit card

The credit card provider Mastercard launched bank card with a built-in fingerprint sensor, according to BBC. The cards were tested in South Africa.

To confirm the purchase, the cardholder must attach a finger to the sensor on its surface.

The experts, polled by BBC, consider that a reasonable innovation, although they warn that the technology does not protect the users from fraud by 100%. In particular, a fingerprint can be copied from the surface touched by the card owner, so, this biometric information can be stolen.

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