It seems it’s all about the technology this week. Appropriate. It was during this week – 50 years ago – that scientist Francis Crick famously walked into the Eagle pub in Cambridge and said: “we have found the secret of life.”
He wasn’t drunk. He wasn’t mad. In fact, along with James Watson, he had cracked the double helix code that forms human DNA. He had indeed found the secret of life.
This is also the week that Samuel Morse was born in 1791. He created a language that could be transmitted by a simple sequence of dots and dashes. Another incredible scientific breakthrough that enabled humans – separated by long distances – to communicate in real time.
Finally… tech lovers out there will no doubt be aware that this is during this week – ten years ago – that the iTunes online store opened and the true digital download revolution began.
All in all a remarkable week for the endeavours of science…
Which segways us beautifully into the rather remarkable news that the security of your online gambling account could be ripe for a renewal.
Here at the 32Red online casino, we already use the most secure, encrypted, technology to ensure the security of your account. However, if someone manages to steal your login and password, we can’t stop them logging in.
All this is set to change, if a new UK start-up company called Facebanx gets its way. Facebanx is developing face recognition technology that can determine who is using the account.
As well as providing another level of log in security, Facebanx can store user’s images to confirm accounts. It’s a layer of ebanking security that’s hard to cheat unless you have an evil twin!
Facebanx CEO, Matthew Silverstone, said: “Our product has been specifically designed for the online payments industry and provides a unique solution for processors to share data to combat multiple acts of fraud. We are currently in discussions with a number of processing companies, banks and merchants as well as the insurance industry about adding our software to their CRM.”
A 32Red online casino spokesman said: “We are committed to ensuring our customers enjoy both a rewarding and secure online gaming experience. Any new technology – including ebank face recognition – can only be a good thing.”
Ultimately, face recognition could be used by casinos to detect cheats and players who have self excluded. In these times – when online hacking and phishing still exist – an extra level of online security has to be a good thing. Keep smiling.