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.
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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 ones disposal.