Mastercard plans to authenticate transactions using selfies and thumb-prints, in a bid to move away from traditional username and password authentication, and make the payment process as frictionless as possible.
André Malinowski discusses his view on how Britain is too trusting of biometric security
When it comes to the protection of their biometric data, British people are nearly twice as likely to trust banks (60 percent) than government agencies (33 percent) in doing so.
Barclays bank is to begin identifying customers by voice recognition, representing the latest industry attempt to abolish passwords.
Compared to passwords, authentication through biometric data is simpler to use and can be much more secure.