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British banks will securing their apps with Touch ID

In a U.K. industry first, two major banks in the United Kingdom are finally adding Touch ID identification to their iOS apps.

RBS and NatWest customers must activate the feature using their existing security information, but can use Touch ID after that. As with the Touch ID login on iPhone, users who get three failed login attempts to their banking services will have to re-enter their passcodes.

While certain in-app features — mainly related to withdrawing money — will require extra verification, it’s a further example of just how widespread Touch ID adoption is, less than eighteen months after being introduced.

Don’t worry, though: if you’re concerned about possible security issues, the feature is entirely optional.

According to the two Brit banks, a total of 880,000 customers use iOS banking on the Touch ID-equipped iPhone 5s, 6 and 6 Plus. The banks claim that close to 50% of their combined 15 million person customer base uses online banking, and 3 million access their accounts using a smartphone or tablet app.

Although this is a new service in the U.K., in the United States, American Express, Discover and U.S. Bank already take advantage of Apple’s fingerprint recognition service, alongside a number of different financial planning tools such as Simple.
Source : http://www.cultofmac.com

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British banks will securing their apps with Touch ID

British banks will securing their apps with Touch ID In a U.K. industry first, two major banks in the United Kingdom are finally adding Touch ID identification to their iOS apps. RBS and NatWest customers must activate the feature using their existing security information, but can use Touch ID after that. As with the Touch ID … Read More

Samsung tries to buy its way onto Apple Pay’s turf with LoopPay

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Newsweek Twitter Feed broken by Hacker Claiming Link to Islamic State Militants

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Forbes Website has been used to Hack readers

Forbes Website has been used to Hack readers Users of Microsoft’s flagship Internet browser who visited Forbes.com on the four days following Thanksgiving were open to be hacked, two cybersecurity firms said Tuesday. The companies, iSight Partners and Invincea, said hackers who appear to be linked to China had reprogrammed Forbes’ “Thought of the Day” widget … Read More

Intel says ARM-based Macs are much slower

Intel says ARM-based Macs are much slower Intel’s talking a lot of smack about ARM lately. Around a month ago, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich said that he wasn’t worried about Apple ditching Intel for ARM chips. And today, Intel’s chief financial officer, Stacy Smith, is openly scoffing at the possibility, saying Intel’s way ahead of … Read More

Apple gonna up to sell 320 millions iOS devices in 2016

Apple gonna up to sell 320 millions iOS devices in 2016 Last year, despite the constant cries from naysayers that Cupertino had lost its edge, Apple blew past all expectations by shipping over 259.5 million iOS devices. So how many iOS devices will Apple ship in 2016? According to one reputable industry analyst, a staggering … Read More

Samsung is trying to bring some new innovation

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Is Samsung gonna give up in Japan ?

Is Samsung gonna give up Japan ? Things aren’t looking too rosy for Samsung at the moment. Having seen profits slip due to its falling mobile sales, the flailing South Korean tech giant is reportedly considering throwing in the towel altogether in Japan, where it’s struggling more than elsewhere. Samsung currently represents a miniscule 4 … Read More