NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SmartMetric, Inc. (OTCQB: SMME) – in a further step forward in harnessing the power of biometrics to protect Chip Credit and Debit Cards, SmartMetric has developed live finger detection into its in-the-card fingerprint scanner that is used to detect the card user's fingerprint and subsequently turning on the card.
The card holder simply touches the card's surface mounted square sensor that sends a detailed image of the card holder's fingerprint to the card's internal processor. A comparison is made with the person's pre-stored fingerprint and if a 100% match occurs then the card's smart card chip and/or RFID transmission is turned on. If a match doesn’t take place then the card remains inactive, its transaction or smart card chip will not work. Scanning, matching and card activation is done in less than a second.
As added security, the card has additional sensing functions that are used to validate the liveness of the finger being used on the sensor. Thereby protecting the card against “dead finger” fingerprint replication.
Based on embedded electronics the SmartMetric biometric cards are able to detect whether or not the person attempting to use the card is in fact a live person or not. “This is an important feature that foils attempts to use a recreated fake finger in order to get around the strong biometric security embedded inside our cards," said SmartMetric’s President and CEO, Chaya Hendrick.
Biometrics, and in particular fingerprint biometrics, provide very strong authentication and security, unlike alpha numeric passwords that can be hacked using the power of a computer found in most of today’s smartphones. High resolution and total fingerprint scan along with live detection make fingerprint scanning the number one immediate test of a person's identity.
SmartMetric has developed biometric cards for banking, cyber security and building access along with other special biometric secured cards such as a portable medical files card for frequent travelers...click for more
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