With new finger-print scanner features, gadgets are beginning to offer better security for online transactions and authentication. Apple joined a touch-based finger print scanner in its leader iPhone 5S last year. Samsung has additionally incorporated that feature in its most recent robust handset, the Galaxy S5.
Still the apps for these kind of features are very limited and companies are working on it to provide more security to it. Fingerprint scanning feature is only being used to replace password, PIN for unlocking the device. However, Apple has began using their fingerprint scanning system to authenticate payments via iBeacon, iTunes. Samsung has also updated one app called PayPal that supports fingerprint authentication for payment.
A patent app made by Samsung shows that the organization may be dealing with a considerably more innovative utilization of fingerprint scanning for authentication. In the patent provision, Samsung explains a few methods for validating a purchase, for example, through Password, PIN, and even fingerprint scans. An interesting inclusion is the incorporation of different fingers for stronger authentication.
For ex, instead of having to swipe just your forefinger, you can set the system up such that it ask you to swipe your left and right forefingers to pass the authentication process.
Samsung patents multitouch fingerprint authentication
Right now there are limitations of using this features as since only one fingerprint scanning feature is available. According to the Samsung,But in future, we may use either an capacitive or optical system for scanning multiple fingerprint simultaneously.
This concept of fingerprint scan was documented by Samsung in Q3 2013, which implies the organization had been considering such a system even before it launched the most recent Samsung Galaxy S5. Maybe in future, upcoming high-end devices will highlight finger impression scanners or other biometric system that are more advanced than current edition. There is no confirmation when or even if — this concept will debut in a device.