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Snap a Selfie to Verify Your Identity for MasterCard

Snap a Selfie to Verify Your Identity for MasterCard

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.

Snap a Selfie to Verify Your Identity for MasterCard
Snap a Selfie to Verify Your Identity for MasterCard

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.

Snap a Selfie to Verify Your Identity for MasterCard
Snap a Selfie to Verify Your Identity for MasterCard

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.

Snap a Selfie to Verify Your Identity for MasterCard
Snap a Selfie to Verify Your Identity for MasterCard

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Written by Slamchica

Aleksandra Arsenovic graduated with a degree in economics and has a master degree in tourism. Since she worked as a travel agent, she has traveled around the world and developed an interest in luxurious hotels and exotic destinations. As a big fashion fan, Aleksandra loves expensive and luxury fashion items. As an editor of Extravaganzi she shares her knowledge about travels, fashion and accessories.

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