Especially thieves make headlines that break complete ATM in the air current. It is often forgotten that much larger sums are stolen by simple EC card fraud. Partly with the help of modern technology, but also, often, by first spied the PIN and then the purse is stolen. These damages are taken usually by the banks unless it has a significant complicity – meets the customers, for example, because he had quoted the PIN on the map. Many companies are therefore already working on solutions to make ATMs more secure. So, China plans the widespread introduction of ATMs with face detection. The company EyeLock has presented a similar solution.
However, a precondition for the use owns a Smartphone. There, the customers via app can enter the desired withdrawal amount. The way to the next appropriate slots is then shown him. On-site, the customer is then identified by its Smartphone signature and must overcome just one last hurdle: his identity is verified using. Its required must already be saved during installation of the app. Then, the money can be easily removed. According to the manufacturer, this procedure has several advantages: it is roughly twice as fast as the procedure at a classic ATM. In addition, less space is required.
Also the production costs should fall as significantly less Electronics is required. In addition, the number of fraud cases should be reduced of course. As different as a PIN number the individual features of the eyes can be not just stolen. Some banks showing interest in the new development – therefore already also if the new machines against explosions are also not secured. So, for example, Citibank currently is testing some of the machines in New York. Also at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, visitors can currently take the system under the microscope.