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PayPal Shows Off Benefits of Using Biometric Authentication on Samsung Galaxy S5

Thanks to the fingerprint scanner found in the Galaxy S5, users can now work with PayPal to purchase goods online and in person, without the need of lengthy usernames and passwords or pulling out that credit card. According to a recent survey taken by PayPal and the National Cyber Security Alliance, 53% of Americans are ready to ditch passwords in exchange for something a bit more futuristic. 

Using PayPal to purchase things online appears to be quite simple, although you will need a PayPal account with funds available. Doing that is easy though, as users can easily attach their bank cards to PayPal, making the transfer of funds easy and secure.

When shopping at thousands of locations (as long as they take PayPal payments), in many different countries, all you will have to do is whip out your phone and swipe your finger once set up. To get an idea of how exactly the process works, check out the videos PayPal posted this morning below.

Is this one of the main features you plan on taking advantage of on your new Galaxy S5?

  • socalrailroader

    They can copy fingerprints, this isn’t foolproof.

  • BOB Dudek

    I’LL use it to Buy my new HTC1 m8….

  • Robert Young

    first off no women ever is that quick at finding what she wants in any store!!LOL

  • tylerc23

    New World Order here we come

  • MichaelFBragg

    When shopping at thousands of locations (as long as they take PayPal payments), in many different countries, all you will have to do is whip out your phone and swipe your finger once set up. . http://qr.net/tICb

  • Niko Lowry

    I don’t understand how any self-aware consumer would voluntarily hand over their bio-metrics to a huge MNC. Tin foil and conspiracy theories aside, the amount of data-mining and data-sharing these companies do is alarming.

    • Adrynalyne

      So you will trust them with your money, but not your fignerprint?

      • Niko Lowry

        Money comes and goes, cards can be destroyed and cut up; but your fingerprint is uniquely yours forever.

        You might as well just scan and email them a copy of all your medical records.

        And like every other company; they’ll cross reference a fingerprint to any other avail DB that collects prints and build a profile on the user, and will sell that profile to marketers.

        I use NFC, I don’t see the benefits of a commercial company having my biometric data.

        • rawr

          Except finger prints can be altered too. Lots of paranoia about a local copy of a few prints.

          • Niko Lowry

            Awesome rebuttal; because signing up and using PayPal’s services is just as easy as altering your fingerprint..

            There’s nothing wrong w convenience, just don’t understand why someone would give up such vital/PRIVATE info for something so trivial.

          • rawr

            You didn’t open the sarcasm tag so you can’t close it.

            Maybe spend less time on paranoia and more learning the basics.

          • Niko Lowry

            I didn’t know we were having a coding review. *shurg*.

            And where in the world does paranoia == protecting private data? There’s no conspiracy in knowing companies sell and mine your data.

        • Adrynalyne

          Honestly, I think you are at risk for that just by being on the Internet. Collecting fingerprints isn’t going to make that any easier.

          • Niko Lowry

            But there is a clear difference between the marketing info companies can obtain through cookies and localStorage vs your medical biometric data.

          • Adrynalyne

            Well, if Samsung is to be believed, the fingerprint never leaves the device. Instead, a hash from it used for authentication.

          • Niko Lowry

            with Heartbleed, ambiguous terms of service, and corporate ‘pr/legal’ speak; I don’t know how much I believe that. If an independent cyrpto authority confirmed it was truly secure; I would be a little less dramatic about this.

          • BOB Dudek

            ” ..specs on the fingerprint feature?….”
            !! Sure its on the Interestnet.. I read that on FB.!!

        • picaso86

          It’s like selling your soul…. No thank you!

          • BOB Dudek

            I’ve been accused of being “soulless” for years..so NO biggie.

    • rawr

      Prints already on state computers for my GA WCL, less afraid of what Samsung will do to me than what the government will.

    • The Narrator

      The sheep do for Apple, so expect Samsung to also.

      • Probably Not You Hypocrite

        G3 has fingerprint scanner, will you say the same of people with it?

  • Daeshaun Griffiths

    The camera is stunning. I’m in love.

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      Got it? How do you feel about the overall experience? Is new TouchWiz more fluid?

      • Daeshaun Griffiths

        ouchwiz. Still ugly but its feels lightweight conpared to what shipped on the s4. No jank with what I’ve done so far. It LOOKS and feels really nice. Overall its solid device. Im comfortable with it.Screen glare still exist but barely.

        With that said I’m not keeping the phone. It feels like a big jump from the G2. But a parallel jump.

    • The Narrator

      That won’t hold for long 😉

      • JBartcaps

        Z2! Z2! Z2! Z2! Z2!

        • The Narrator

          I can’t wait to see what the Find 7 produces, then the G3. The Z2 is quite the beast