Boston, MA (PRWEB) June 28, 2012
RememberIN, Inc. announced the launch of its first mobile application for the iPhone and iPad that provides secure storage of personal photos, work-related images, and other sensitive content. What is unique about RememberIN is that it allows users to create a password made up of pictures chosen from multiple interesting categories. RememberIN provides an improved password leveraging humans' abilities to remember pictures better than letters and numbers.
RememberIN uses a patent pending method of creating memorable passwords from pictures in a sequence, for example Dogs / Border Collie, Landmarks / Mount Rushmore, Handbags / Red with Gold Trim. With these six quick clicks, RememberIN offers 5.7 million picture password combinations and is stronger than a 6 digit numerical password and most "dot lock" methods often found on mobile devices. The strength of the RememberIN password can be increased or decreased based on the number of pictures and categories included in the lock.
A New York Times article as recently as June 22nd -"It's as Easy as 123!@S" - highlighted the growing frustration level and risks with PINs, usernames and passwords. Some of the greatest weaknesses of securing content come from users' unsecure practices. According to one research whitepaper, the top 5,000 passwords in a real-life password database were shared across 20% of all users . According to founder Stuart Hilger, "It doesn't matter how sophisticated server side protections have become if users recycle common numerical passwords or write passwords on notes stuck to their computers".
The idea of graphical passwords was first described by Greg Blonder in 1995 . Studies have shown that humans remember pictures better than numbers and letters. Through the years, several network security firms have developed variations of picture passwords leveraging images of random human faces, categories of pictures combined with letters or using pictures as backgrounds for drawing a secret image. These approaches often require a training step to memorize the pictures provided (less relevant images), are less secure from brute force attacks (fewer number of potential combinations) or require precise movements to draw a design on the screen (leaves trace smudges).
According to Hilger "looking to the future, we believe a picture based password could be a permanent password solution for secure access to all user accounts across multiple networks, devices and platforms."
RememberIN, Inc. was founded in April 2012. RememberIN's mission is to improve the user experience through graphical image based authentication technologies. Its initial application on the iPhone and iPad offers a simple, secure and memorable password method to store photos on a mobile device.
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 Imperva, "Consumer Passwords Worst Practices", http://www.imperva.com/docs/WP_Consumer_Password_Worst_Practices.pdf
 G. E. Blonder. Graphical Password, U.S. Patent 5559961, Lucent Technologies, Inc. (Murray Hill, NJ), August 1995.