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While the concept of simply waving a credit card in front of a machine for quick and easy use is an appealing one, the issue of security tends to come up. After all, such methods bypass the need for a PIN, making it easier for someone to steal the card and simply use it. But MasterCard, in partnership with Swipe, have announced a new credit card that is the world’s first fingerprint authenticated contactless payment card. It is called the Zwipe Mastercard payment card and it features an integrated biometric sensor, combined with Zwipe’s biometric authentication technology, which also stores a person’s biometric data. To make a contactless purchase, the consumer needs to have... Read more...
The unveiling of Apple's next iPhone is expected to take place next Tuesday, but despite that, the rumor train surrounding the device refuses to slow down. Late last week, we reported that the iPhone 6 could include an NFC chip under its hood, and as far as many Apple fans are concerned, that's long overdue. Now, we learn that Apple's possible payments system could involve something called "iPhone Wallet". In preparation for iPhone Wallet, it's being said that Apple has teamed up with American Express, MasterCard, and Visa, with some rumors also tossing PayPal into the mix. With iPhone Wallet, you'd be able to make a payment via the NFC chip and have the total cost automatically deduct off of... Read more...