SOURCE: SmartMetric, Inc.

SmartMetric, Inc.

January 26, 2015 11:08 ET

SmartMetric Says Old Smart Card Technology That Is at the Heart of EMV Chip Cards Is Vulnerable to Hacking and Needs Added Biometric Protection

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Jan 26, 2015) - SmartMetric, Inc. (OTCQB: SMME) -- Latest security research by independent security experts in both the United Kingdom and Germany have revealed that the old smart technology that is at the heart of the EMV chip cards is vulnerable to attack. According to the President & CEO of SmartMetric, Inc., the vulnerability of EMV cards is due to old technology being deployed that is not just 10 steps behind today's fraudsters but 100 steps behind. Chaya Hendrick went on to say that data security systems that still rely on one factor authentication such as a password or even a software token are hopelessly vulnerable to attack by today's sophisticated data attackers. Adding biometrics to card payments is a solution that offers a greater defence and brings two factor verification to the world of payment cards.

SmartMetric has developed a payments smartcard that has an inbuilt fingerprint reader that is used to verify the identity of the card user prior to the card being activated to make a transaction.

To find out more the SmartMetric biometric card please contact SmartMetric at or go to the company website at

About SmartMetric, Inc. SmartMetric is a publicly traded technology company that has developed a fingerprint scanner built inside EMV payment credit and debit chip cards, thereby creating a second layer biometric authentication protection in defending against card fraud.

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