- Apr 4, 2014
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So another waste of time?Should your fingerprint not work, your bank or other issuer will be able to allow your card to fall back to PIN.
As with chip-and-PIN cards, if the chip or reader is damaged and your PIN can’t be verified, the bank may allow you to fall back to signature authentication.
I know someone who worked with the payouts and they were able to just rub their finger up and down when a pensioners fingerprint didnt work. Apparently the readers were completely useless.I wonder how the pension card system is going as they use biometrics(actually makes sense for really old people).
exactly what I thought. People don't have second thoughts of killing someone, cutting fingers off would be quite natural. Draw the money and use said fingers for muti. Two flies with one swat.South Africa with it's high crime rate you will definitely start seeing many more corpses without fingers.....
Why, you can detect a pulse from your thumb, exactly the reason why you don't use your thumb when checking for pulse in the neck.From the article:
"To guard against criminals stealing your fingerprint, or cutting off your finger, PASA said it will require liveness detection on readers used in South Africa."
Had to laugh.
Wonder how long before magstrip disappears and how, if it does, the payment card will change. For me, it seems pretty obvious that the card maybe disappearing in the distant future with the Phones hosting the tokens once ownership of the wallet is overcome. But yah.. gonna be interesting as once the US stops supporting magstrip it will disappear fast and the card size will be changeable along with more support for virtual cards or card of cards.I'm very much attached to my fingers. Would rather not part with them should a tsotsi decide to rob me...
Besides, they'll need to support pin & chip anyway for international cards....and magstripe for US cards.
How well will a fingerprint system work with a lot of bad hygiene and therefore a card machine that remains permanently dirty from unwashed hands, dust etc?How South Africa’s new fingerprint payment standard will work
PASA recently unveiled a biometric standard for South Africa – this is how it will work.
Yes security is only as strong as the weakest link, so a chip fail can be easily simulated and you are at the mercy of the mag strip scanner merchants. God forbid they allow fallback to Zipzap and signature, who does that nowadays?!!So another waste of time?