So long Password1234 or surname1, there is a new, more readily memorable password system on our doorstep — That is what Intelligent Environments are implying with their new innovation, Emoji Passcode.
The British financial services technology firm has created a revolutionary new mobile app that will allow users to create emoji-based passwords, that may be used to access bank accounts among other password-based secure information.
Instead of having to rely on memorable, personal information, or a cloud-based, password storage facility, users can now be expected to outline a story using picture-based emojis in order to secure their accounts.
It has also been cited that emojis are simpler to remember than standard password combinations, and when one considers that a third of all British credit card users have forgotten their PIN at one point in time, it could be considered to be supplying a demand.
When Shingetaka Kurita first created Emojis in 1998, even he would not have foreseen the surging popularity of icon-based communication. However, we are far past the punctuation formed smiley faces of Nokia based text messaging, with the surge in instant messaging on both mobile and desktop-based applications being so prominent.
From a security standpoint, Emoji Passcode is also more dependable when one considers the mathematic probability. A PIN is a four-digit combination from a total of 10 integers, whereas there are 44 emojis to choose a random arrangement of any given 4, making it quite simply more difficult to guess with 480 times more options at one’s disposal.