Before we became so dependent on technology, remembering a password was easy, especially when it is just a 6-digit PIN code. However, times have changed, and with so many passwords and PIN numbers to memorize these days, things can get a wee bit challenging, especially when we are told not to use the same PIN number or password across different accounts and services. Japan has decided to rely on biometric technology in ATMs which will allow one to carry out a transaction with a single scan of your palm.

This will be different from current ATMs that although they come with biometric scanners, a card is still required to authenticate a customer. As for the new and improved ATMs, those will not need a card prior for authentication – all they need is a birthdate, a 4-digit PIN, and of course, a palm print. Seems to be the way to go, don’t you think so?

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