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50th anniversary of the ATM opens debate about mobile payments

roytrubshaw
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Biometrics and security

"Of course, a big concern for ATMs is balancing convenience and security," said Jose Diaz, director of payment strategy at Thales e-Security. "The use of mobile devices and biometrics at cash point will not only provide a more convenient method of taking out money but it will also help counter incidents of identity theft and card skimming, providing better and stronger authentication."

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Can we have a loud of chorus of: "Biometrics are usernames not passwords!"

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