Your face as a form of verification? It’s not scene from science fiction film, but can soon become reality. MasterCard plans on unveiling a pilot program using selfies as a way to authenticate its cardholders’ identities when they make an online purchase. The pilot program will be tested on 500 users before being unveiled publicly to all MasterCard customers at the beginning of this autumn.
Essentially, a user would have to download the MasterCard app and then select an authorization method when they want to pay for a purchase. They can opt between a fingerprint scan or a selfie scan. If opt for selfie, the customer has just to looks at the phone, blinks once, and that is it.
And fingerprints and selfies are just the beginning for MasterCard, which is working out a way for you to authenticate an online transaction using your voice.