PixelPin hit the westside of London for InfoSecurity 2019, and what a time it was! This year’s conference was one of the busiest, with over 15,000 security professionals navigating the floor space over three days. From the established corporations to the debuting start-ups, Olympia London lit up with creativity and passion for the future of the technology sector; however, the brightest spot for us, was our very own booth, Q140, in the UK Cyber Security Innovation Zone. This year marked PixelPin’s second turn exhibiting, and, just as the previous year, it was a humbling, enthralling, and educational experience. Our team gathered around over the course of the program, putting our best foot forward to our cyber-peers.
What a time! While we are sad to leave Manchester and the presence of the ticketing world's finest, PixelPin is pleased to have had the amazing experience we did at Ticketing Business Forum 2019. The ticketing market may be diverse, catering to events of all different cultural and deployment backgrounds, but the presence of passwords unifies all companies and segments. And if our three days at Old Tafford Cricket Club are any indication, expect to hear much more about PixelPin and the future of ticketing!
LONDON, UK. – April 11, 2019 – Today, PixelPin, a UK start-up that uses image-based authentication to replace passwords with pictures, has announced it has closed a £1.5M Pre-Series A funding round.
This month, PixelPin’s London office was filled with the sound of excited footsteps and giggles, as eight girls from Pimlico Primary joined Georgia Steele Matthews and Kelsey McGrath to participate in, I Can Be.
Phishing is a process whereby an attacker approaches either an end-user or an employee of an organisation and attempts to either extract information from them such as usernames or passwords or otherwise attempts to make them install some type of malware in order to extract valuable data from an organisation or possibly to create the first step of several to work their way towards the valuable core of a business.
Some people still think that passwords are secure, ignoring the facts that:
· At least 17% of people use passwords “123456” to ‘secure’ their accounts, while 50% use one of the top 25 most common passwords
They say that it is significantly easier to remember and reproduce pictures than words. It that actually true? Let us sort it out!
If you want to change your authentication picture, you need to manage your account directly from PixelPin website.
PixelPin support sometimes receives emails with questions from users on how to recover their accounts if they forgot their passpoints. Therefore, we have decided to explain how to reset PixelPin account in this blog post and support it with screenshots to simplify the whole process for our clients.
Recently, in its blog, Twitter has confessed that it has been keeping is users’ stored passwords as “unmasked in an internal log”. This simply means that the users’ passwords were visible and easily readable. Twitter cyber security specialists identified and solved the problem themselves and afterwards asked millions of its users to change their passwords. They did not, however, specify the number of accounts that got under risk; news company Reuters says that more than 330 million users received messages asking them to change passwords. Although the company ensures that none of the accounts were breached or even attempted to be breached, this accident shows a massive lack of control over data security in the company, damaging its reputation.