Microsoft is touting the idea of a sequence of pictures as a more secure alternative to passwords.
The software giant's research labs have come up with an image-based password that eliminates the need to remember different words or numbers.
Researchers have come up with a series of picture related ideas such as choosing from half a dozen faces in the right order, which most people find easier than remembering passwords.
Although hackers could still steal pictures from a computer connected to the internet, the technology could be of use in such areas as cash machines where it would be hard for a mugger to steal a picture sequence compared to a Pin code.
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