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The Newest Trend: Emojis as Passwords

June 24, 2015

Quick:

 

Can you rattle off your telephone number

 

Your home phone

 

Your mom’s cell

 

Your social security

 

Your address

 

Your best friends address

 

The year that World War 2 ended

 

The year World War 1 ended

 

Your bank account pin?

 

It can be pretty difficult remembering all those different combinations and it has been found that almost a third of all British bank account holders have forgotten their pin code! Now a British based company, Intelligent Environments, wants to change the password game by completely deviating from number codes and moving into using emojis to represent our passwords. It has been found that people can remember images far better than they can ever hope to remember a numeric series. These emoji-pins will be chosen from an option of 44 different emojis, which will hopefully make the passwords significantly more secure than the past. The only concern would be people confusing which emojis they have chosen for their passcode. This could potentially create confusion for older generations, but this type of design is targeted for the millennials.  

What do you think: are using smiley faces as passwords a useful idea?

By Jennie S.

 


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