Is Facial Recognition for Payments Going Mainstream?

Authentication techniques are the key to safer payments, especially in the card-not-present situations as in mobile payments. Several manufacturers are trying different ways to provide safer payment environments such as the fingerprint identification in Apple iPhone or the retina scanning offered by several other manufacturers. Another verification technique which many companies are currently piloting is Facial Recognition. Facial recognition based authentication is performed by matching a live facial image of a person with the person’s stored image for th ...

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