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MasterCard Announces Identity Check, Which Will Support Biometric and SMS Authentication by 2016

MasterCard recently announced a new suite of authentication options for the online and mobile channel, branded MasterCard Identity Check, which will use various forms of biometrics and SMS one-time-passwords to authenticate card not present transactions. The service is expected to launch in the U.S. by mid-2016 with a global launch planned for the following year.

MasterCard Identity Check was announced in an early October press release from the card association, which also included results from a recent survey MasterCard commissioned asking consumers about password habits. The survey highlighted the frustrations consumers have with passwords and their inherent security risks, while MasterCard’s new Identity Check service seeks to address these problems.

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