Japanese bank to install palm-biometric bank cards

Published 21 February 2006

Japan’s Norinchukin bank follows banking security trailblazers Suruga in releasing new biometric bank cards which identify customers by the pattern of veins in the palm of their hands. The cards will be issued starting this October and will include embedded, integrated circuits to assist in processing bank transactions and presumably to alert the local samuraibot on duty after your veins have been harvested to access your account.

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