No card required: Eye scanners coming soon to your ATM

Published on Jan 22, 2016 by The Kim Komando Show

No matter where you are, you’re most likely carrying a debit or credit card. If you’ve swiped it at a gas pump or an ATM, you’re putting your financial accounts at risk by falling victim to card skimmers. Once in place, this sneaky bit of electronics steals the magnetic strip information from your card. But in this Report, we look at one company that’s using biometrics to stop the problem all together.

2 thoughts on “No card required: Eye scanners coming soon to your ATM

  1. I guess I shouldn’t be fkd up on the first eye scan at the ATM.
    Or maybe I should?
    I’m usually messed up at the ATM.
    Hell I can’t even remember my pin right now.
    I guess with large dilated pupils you can still get cash.
    That’s if you do the first eye scan after a few beers.

  2. Using a phone in lieu of a card would be acceptable to me, though I would much prefer to stay with a card and PIN. I will NOT use an iris scan. Neither will I ever consent to any other form of biometric collection.

    It’s kind of hard to believe that card skimming of the sort described in the video happens more than rarely, if at all. But if it is a problem, a simple safeguard would be to warn each user of the ATM to check for a skimming device before inserting a bank card. The warning could explain what to look for (wires, etc.) and could be displayed with a sign embedded into the ATM itself. The warning sign could even be displayed on the ATM screen when the machine wasn’t in use. But then there would be no excuse to implement biometric collection, right?

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