Atom bank uses biometrics for authentication

Tuesday 12 April 2016 10:20 CET | News

UK-based bank Atom has lauched a method of authenticaion which involves facial recognition and voiceprint.

In order to make the registration and log in process for their app safe and simple, Atom is using face and voice biometrics. This evolution of banking moves away from a large central building toward quick and secure financial management on the go via mobile devices.

Atom registers a customer’s identity credentials to create a unique Face ID, VoiceID and passcode, so they can choose how they want to log into the app. It registers a biometric reference to the customer’s face and voice, which are stored securely as a series of numbers. Then, each time they log in using one of these methods, it compares the latest algorithm to the stored version before allowing access.

In the app, their biometric profile may be required for additional security checks that take place when there are unusual or high-value transactions. As an extra layer of security, Atom also registers the devices used by customers.

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Keywords: biometrics, banking, authentication, facial recognition, voiceprint, Atom
Categories: Securing Transactions | Digital Identity, Security & Online Fraud
Countries: World
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Securing Transactions