Find remembering your password hard? Four digits could be an unnecessary complexity of the past, with little poo, princess, princess, little poo as a new combo choice.
A British company called Intelligent Environments wants to get rid of sucky numbers and make emoji passcodes for banks happen. They say they’ve got an emoji PIN system sorted- but as of yet, no banks are involved in the program.
Emojis would allow for way more combinations than the usual four digit code does right now (480 times more), making it a safer way to protect your banking.
In potentially over-complicated numbers, the company's press release said: "Traditional PIN = 7,290 unique permutations of four non-repeating numbers vs Emoji Passcode = 3,498,308 million unique permutations of non-repeating emojis, based on a selection size of 44 emoji."
It's claimed that humans remember pictures much easier than letters or numbers, so emoji passwords could offer more ease and security. Intelligent Environments quote a memory expert, Tony Buzan, who said: “The Emoji Passcode plays to humans’ extraordinary ability to remember pictures, which is anchored in our evolutionary history. We remember more information when it’s in pictorial form.”
They say they want to target millenials, because we all obviously find emojis SUPER FUN and engaging.