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A new security system creates PINs using emojis instead of numbers and letters, which are so basic.

The "emoji security technology" was created by a British firm called Intelligent Environments, and they have a list of reasons why their system is cool and numbers and letters can drool.

  • 44 emoji means more than three million permutations, instead of just 7,290 with lame regular digits.
  • The brain works with images, so emoji passwords are easier to remember than horrifyingly pedestrian regular passwords.
  • Many young people communicate using only emoji, while nobody talks in incomprehensible strings of numbers and consonants.

They don't mention this in the video, but I'm guessing the main reason is probably somehow to get millennials to buy things.

Sources: h/t Mashable