Emoji passwords may turn into reality

Emoji passwords may turn into reality

Very soon smartphone users may say goodbye to numbers and letters and say hello to smiled faces, flowers, dancing ladies, hearts and so on. Why is it so?

Very soon smartphone users may say goodbye to numbers and letters and say hello to smiled faces, flowers, dancing ladies, hearts and so on. Why is it so?

British mobile banking system Intelligent Environments has launched the first emoji-password for its users. It decided to replace traditional digital password and try new system for better security.

While real banks haven’t fulfilled this idea yet, Intelligent Environments shared a video which shows their plan to use funny emoji instead of ordinary numbers. It is also mentioned, this new system may be potentially more secure.

The emoji base consists of 44 different smileys. According to the company, there are 3,498,308 possible combinations. A pin-code that includes only 0-9 numbers have only 7,290 different combinations that don’t repeat.

An online safety expert to Intel Security, Robert Siciliano, thinks that the idea of emoji passwords is a very good solution for better security.

Photos as passwords are a strong alternative to simple username and password

But according to him, that is not it. New technologies may soon introduce facial recognition, which will replace all previous security methods.

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