Are you ready for the age of biometrics? It may be much closer than you think. Today, more and more banks are using, or are seriously considering using, biometric devices as a substitute for bank cards and PINs (Personal Identification Numbers) at ATM machines.
Biometric systems “read” the unique features of your own individual physiology. They are virtually foolproof, since no two fingerprints or hand prints are the same.
Biometric scanners are already being offered by some notebook PC manufacturers, and a version is found in the newer iPhone models. They have also been in use for many years in access control applications. Their use at ATMs promises to save time and eliminate security concerns about lost cards and stolen PIN numbers.