Useful for expressing moods, emotions and nuances in messages, emojis could have another use: as your next smartphone password.
As another round of celebrity nude images are leaked onto the internet, violating the privacy of a number of stars, it has become increasingly apparent that digital security should become a required part of modern education.
A security researcher has released the usernames and passwords from 10 million real user accounts online for ‘research purposes’.
Passwords have always been the weakest link in network security, so security experts are working rapidly to shape a brave new password-free world. Big technology companies and consortiums are working to eliminate passwords from today’s security equation and to replace them with browser authentication, SIM card authentication and other identity management tools. Initiatives like Fast IDentity Online (FIDO) and GSMA’s Mobile Connect demonstrate ways tech companies are taking authentication beyond the password.