Simple emoji password trick makes your accounts impenetrable trends now
Creating a 'strong password' that meets the criteria can be frustrating - they likely must include at least one number, symbol or upper case letter.
Tech experts have shared a simple trick that helps create an iron-clad passcode because hackers must go through about 3,700 variants to unravel it - adding emojis to the mix.
There are more than 3,600 standardized emojis in Unicode, and using up to five is equivalent to a regular password of nine characters, or seven emojis are equal to a strong password of 13 'regular' characters.
Along with creating a nearly unhackable password, people might find it easier to remember whimsical icons instead of 'a meaningless jumble of letters and numbers.'
Along with creating a nearly unhackable password, people might find it easier to remember whimsical icons instead of 'a meaningless jumble of letters and numbers'
The suggestion comes from cybersecurity firm Kaspersky's Stan Kaminsky, who shared the 'life hack' in a blog post.