Palm Readers: Banks Rolling Out Biometric ATMs

April 12, 2012


Ogaki Kyoritsu Bank in Japan is introducing ATMs to the market that authenticate a user with a hand-scan, birth date and PIN instead of a card. That way you can't use the excuse, "I forgot my bank card" when you don't have cash for dinner. Me? I always sneak out through the kitchen and pocket some dinner rolls on the way.

On top of being convenient, the machines are also a necessary response to the large number of ATM cards and personal IDs lost in last year's devastating earthquake.

No word how much Japanese police expect severed limb related crimes to increase, but my guess is significantly considering the country's abundance of ninja swords.

Palm-Scanning ATMs of the Day []

Thanks to Mark, who doesn't have a bank account, just a shit-ton of buried jars and a really crappy map.

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  • Xaghce

    OLD news. I can't remember ATMs NOT having scanners!

  • Com Chocolate

    Are you kidding? We have that in Brazil for years...

  • But I only want to take some of MY money out, not have my future told!

    And what if you get a cut on your hand and the damn thing doesn't recognise you? Plus the whole getting your hand chopped off thing. This is only going to lead to terrible shenanigans.

  • artilleryboy

    I dislike these biometric things they are using today. I believe it makes it easier to track a person and maybe frame them. Biometrics is the reason why i'm never going to America or any other country that uses them(to track and categorise you) because from what i know they take your fingerprints when you enter the country.

  • JimmyThr

     What so I can later be framed for a murder I didn't commit, yeah right, No thank you

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