British Company Unveiled Alternative Pin Codes “Emoji”

News - (on June 15, 2015 04:09 AM)

Now use Smilies Called “Emoji” to Login Your Bank Accounts

A UK based company has introduced an alternative way to access bank account called “emoji” similar to smilies says it’s “more secure”

Commonly, traditional four-digit Pin code is used to access banks and other financial and non-financial sensitive accounts. It is always the case how to make these accounts more and more secure. A British company ‘Intelligent Environments’ claims it has developed more secure way than that of a traditional way to login your bank accounts.

According to the leading British software provider company ‘Intelligent Environments’ “Emoji Passcode service is more secure” because it has potential combinations of the 44 emojis as compared to traditional way that has only 0-10 numbers.

Moreover, it also views that remembering smiling or weeping faces “images” is much easier for human that lead the company to introduce different style to provide password. However, according to David Webber, managing director of Intelligent Environments, company cannot patent this “method of logging in” due to its nature, however, proud to be the first to “have thought of it.”

"Why can't financial service be fun and innovative?"

"It's just another method of logging in"

"I don't think it's patentable. But I do think we are the first people to have thought of it," he said.


However, the use of alternative way such as pattern and images is not new. Many mobile companies have already introduced different ways to lock and unlock the devices and other applications, but as it is going to be used for signing in for bank account “many of the banks already showed interest to install new passcode method” Cybersecurity expert Prof Alan Woodward views,

"I think this is an interesting and potentially valuable step forward," he said.

"If we persist in using passwords, which seem to be here for a while yet, we need to recognise how humans think and make these as easy to remember as possible.

"The combinations and permutations present a would-be hacker with having to run through a number of cycles that is even greater than they do for so-called dictionary attacks.

"But I'm sure there are hackers who will work on breaking into these systems so I think it still makes sense to have some sort of two-factor authentication."

Former memory champion Michael Tipper views although “Statistically it will be harder to crack” but it should also be in our account that “if you're presented with a screen of emojis and you can't be bothered to remember a sequence you're going to pick the ones in the four corners or the top row - and then you are left with an equally insecure technology."

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