Nanoparticle Paint Enables Fraud-Proof Credit Cards

December 16, 2014 2:55 PM

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ENSCHEDE, Netherlands, Dec. 16, 2014 — Light could soon build a brick wall between credit cards and hackers, as a fraud-proof authentication technique can keep credit cards and the identities associated with them secure.

The technique — quantum-secure authentication (QSA), developed by a team from the University of Twente — has experimentally been shown to confirm the identity of any person or object, including debit and credit cards, even if essential information has been stolen. Using light, the researchers create...

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