SOURCE: SmartMetric, Inc.

SmartMetric, Inc.

August 14, 2015 10:31 ET

818 Million Individual Records Have Been Stolen Over the Past Decade -- This Mass Collection of United States Citizen's Information By Data Thieves Is So Great That It Now Has Made Traditional Methods of Validating the Identity of a Person Highly Insecure

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Aug 14, 2015) - SmartMetric, Inc. (OTCQB: SMME) Since 2005, Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) has counted 5,497 breaches through August 11, 2015, involving more than 818 million records within the United States.

What is most disturbing with this number of individual illegal data collection breaches is that a growing percentage have not just exposed credit card details but individual identity information such as social security numbers. With social security numbers, along with other private information, now seriously compromised on such a massive scale, the use of a social security number is no longer a safe or trusted method of identifying an individual.

"A person's biometrics is now the only secure method of identifying who a person is," said the President and CEO of SmartMetric, Chaya Hendrick today. "SmartMetric has created individual biometric activated identity cards and EMV chip payment cards where a person's fingerprint is matched with their fingerprint that is stored inside the card. By not storing a person's fingerprint on a central computer but rather on the individual's card, and the fingerprint scanner built inside the person's card, we have created a tremendously strong and superior security and identity validation platform. A platform and technology that uses an individual's biometrics for both online and offline access and payments."

SmartMetric is the developer of fingerprint authenticated and activated payments cards for use by credit and debit card issuers globally as well as biometric access control cards.

To view a video of the SmartMetric biometric chip card follow this link:

SmartMetric Biometric Payments Card

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