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Samsung puts secure online payments at your fingerprints

25
Feb
2014

The embedded fingerprint scanner in the companys latest smartphone, the Galaxy S5, will automatically authenticate PayPal purchases. It means that when the phone officially launches in April, owners with a PayPal account will be able to swipe a finger on the devices homekey to buy anything from an online store — if it accepts PayPal that is. By working with Samsung to leverage fingerprint authentication technology on their new Samsung Galaxy S5, we are able to demonstrate to consumers [that they] dont need to sacrifice convenience to increase security, says Hill Ferguson, PayPals chief product officer. With a simple swipe of a finger, consumers can still securely log into their PayPal account to shop and pay with the convenience that mobile devices afford.

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