An online tool is helping customers to identify their fingerprints without ever touching their hands.
Called “Biometrics Safe,” it is based on biometric security technologies that were developed by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission in 2015.
In a video posted to YouTube by the company, an employee shows customers how to use the tool.
The tool works with an app called “Scripter” that displays a QR code on your smartphone and allows users to scan their fingerprint with the app.
Users scan the code with their fingers or a stylus, which then gets recorded by the device and sent to the company’s servers.
“If the fingerprint is not a match, the app will send an alert to the app that says ‘error, invalid fingerprint’ and the user will need to tap on the notification and confirm their identity before they can continue,” said Michael Kugler, a senior director at the FTC.
“We are excited to see how these technologies will be used in the future.”
The company is working on a version of “Scribble” that will use the biometric technology, which is already used in many other countries.
“In the near future, we are looking to bring this technology to the U