PIN numbers and bank cards could soon be obsolete for millions of ATM users

 

From: PLANETNEWS PLANETNEWS@aol.com

Date: Fri, 20 Mar 1998 00:24:58 EST

Eye-recognition technology straight out of "Mission Impossible" is expected to be installed this year at dozens of ATM's in the USA & about 400 worldwide.

Moorestown, NJ-based Sensor has developed an ID system that takes a photo of the iris and, in about two seconds, digitizes it and compares it with a photo on file. Sensor's Rob Van Naarden declined to disclose the banks and locations, saying contracts have not been finalized. But Nationwide, Britain's biggest mortgage lender, is slated to begin a test April 1......."

"The iris is the most data-rich part of the body, with more than 250 unique wrinkles, freckles and ridges that remain constant over the years." "Identification can be made through eyeglasses and contact lenses--even at night." "Sensor's system lays a circular grid over the picture of the eye and generates a unique "human bar code" using the light and dark areas of the iris." And it goes on with the details, Get the picture. New Weird Odor is peaking in our privacy again.

I have the original article if you want it........B R E A T H E

Christopher

 

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