Pictures As Passwords
from the tell-a-story-with-your-password dept
The idea of using picture images as passwords is not new. It’s been talked about for years and even Microsoft is experimenting with the idea. In the past, I’ve trashed the idea, thinking that it would actually be more difficult for some people to remember. One company that makes image-password technology argues that this isn’t true. Their system is a little different than some of the others I’ve read about. They basically show a bunch of different images, and you need to select each one in your password in the proper sequence. They say people find it easy to remember, because they make up a story to go along with the sequence. Of course, wouldn’t that also make it easier for anyone spying on you to remember your password as well? I’m not sure how this is any more secure.