Your Cart is Empty

The Newest Trend: Emojis as Passwords

June 24, 2015



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.


Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.