Days Of Forgetting Passwords Are Over
Tuesday, September 18th 2007, 9:00 pm
News On 6
Uppercase, lowercase, six digits, eight digits, remembering all your computer passwords can be a headache. The Tulsa-based company Vidoop has figured out an easier way. Earlier this year, we showed you how Vidoop created a way to use pictures instead of words for passwords. In a News On 6 exclusive, The News On 6â€™s Steve Berg reports now thereâ€™s a way to use just one password for all your websites.
Imagine having just one password for everything you do on the internet. Vidoop's Mitchell Savage explains how it's done.
"We will enable the user to manage their existing user names and passwords with what we call a password safe," he said.
On the Vidoop website, people can enter usernames and passwords for various websites they use, which should be the first and last time they'll need to enter it, because Vidoop will securely store all the usernames and passwords.
"Forget about it after that," said Mitchell Savage of Vidoop.
When you click on your favorite websites through Vidoop, Vidoop will fill in your username and password automatically. The only thing you'll have to remember is your password to get into Vidoop, which as we showed you earlier this year, uses pictures and a corresponding letter. You enter the letter that matches your pre-selected category like cats, clocks, and buildings, for your password.
The letters move around every time you log in, which makes it impossible for hackers to pick up a pattern, but very easy for you to remember.
"Any individual can go to our website, MyVidoop.com, and can create an account that really becomes the last account they'll ever need," Savage said.
Vidoop is hoping its company and products can help make Tulsa a center for high-tech, software industries.
If you'd like to learn more about Vidoop and how to use their service, check out their webpage, myvidoop.com.
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