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With the world going cashless, the digital payments are making its way to the mainstream mode; card payments holding a huge share in the digital mode. Currently, we use PIN and password to authorize a payment. But these modes are now old profiled compared to the more secured mediums such as fingerprint scan, facial scan, iris scan. Mastercard captured the concern and introduced credit cards with the fingerprint scanner built at the top right. The new biometric cards with fingerprint scanner are no thick in comparison to the old car...
The basic assumption that everyone has a unique fingerprint is questionable. Nobody has yet proved that fingerprints are unique and people from the same gene-pool can share elements of the same pattern. Francis Galton, British anthropologist and a cousin of Charles Darwin, published a book on the forensic science of fingerprints and claimed that the chance of two people having the same prints was about one in 64 million. Turns out, the statistical probability of fingerprints matching is overwhelmingly cumulative. Researchers at the N...