Ultrabook computer users will experience greater security when shopping online thanks to a collaboration between chipmaker Intel and credit card giant MasterCard. Author: Chris Taylor
Ultrabook computer users will experience greater security when shopping online thanks to a collaboration between chipmaker Intel and credit card giant MasterCard.
Intel, pioneer of the thin and lightweight ultraportable laptops, said that the deal will focus on integrating two factor authentication solutions into its Ultrabooks via Near Field Communications (NFC).
While Intel will provide identity protection technologies, MasterCard will bring its experiences of secure payment processing technologies to the table. Intel will additionally continue to work on eCommerce security at a processor level.
“Our goal is to enable users of Ultrabook devices and future generations of Intel-based PCs to enjoy the convenience of e-commerce while making online payments safer from malware and hackers with the advanced security capabilities of Intel Identity Protection Technology,” said George Thangadurai, general manager of the PC Client Services Division at Intel, reports The Inquirer.
As well as Intel’s Identity Protection, Ultrabook’s will incorporate MasterCard’s PayPass contactless payment system, according to The Register. This allows users to simply tap their cards against their Ultrabook’s NFC reader to make a secure payment.
The marriage between Intel and MasterCard could provide one of the most secure payment methods for businesses, merchant account providers and consumers across the globe, says MasterCard.
“MasterCard is constantly working to improve the shopping experience for consumers and merchants,” said Ed McLaughlin, chief emerging payments officer at MasterCard. “The collaboration with Intel will deliver enhanced security and faster checkout – with the convenience of a simple click or tap.”
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