British banks consider emoji as password replacement
British outfit Intelligent Environments says it in discussions with online banks to sell what it says is the first authentication scheme to replace passwords with emojis.
The company claims emojis have 480 more permutations than four digit passcode equivalents, a statistic we’ve struggled to verify independently.
Intelligent Environments’ managing director David Webber says the concept is likely not able to be patented but is probably the first of its kind. “We’ve had input from lots of millennials when we developed the technology,” Webber says.