PixelPin replaces Passwords with Pictures
PixelPin is a cyber-security company that was nominated as one of the most innovative mobile start-ups by UKTI and SMART in January 2013.
PixelPin has developed a new approach to online authentication using personal pictures to replace passwords. We have just graduated from the Wayra UK accelerator programme.
The PixelPin solution is simple and quick to use, yet very secure. PixelPin eliminates the traditional alphanumeric password by using a picture based approach. The user chooses an image that’s personal to them (e.g. a photograph of their family or a memorable holiday photo). They then choose 4 points (Passpoints) in sequence on the image. The PixelPin process eliminates the risk of phishing, dictionary attacks and brute force hacking. There’s also a growing body of academic research suggesting that people remember Passpoints on a personal image more easily given the emotional connection evoked
during the process. With PixelPin, users will be able to log in to web services from any device: phone, tablet or PC.