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Short Description Iconic coding as a new model for password security.
Abstract The principle has been termed “iconic coding”, and refers to a new form of password protection that uses icons or game pieces placed on a game board as elements of a password.
Inventor(s) Dr. Philip Manning, Ph.D. Chair & Professor, Department of Sociology.
Dr. Conor McLennan, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Psychology.
Dr. Ye Zhu, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering.
Commercial Applications
  • Replace existing authentication approaches used across a wide-range of electronic platforms, including smart phones, personal computers, tablets, banking ATMs, room/building access control, and other high-risk electronic gateways.
  • Enhanced password memorization.
  • Increased security strength.
IP Information Pending U.S. Patent Application
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Status Available
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