9 comments

  • Lee Fuhr, 5 years ago

    Agh, so forgettable, so get-wrong-able. This stresses me out just thinking about setting my Coin code in the future.

    5 points
    • , 5 years ago

      I have a hard time remembering "normal" passwords, let alone a new format. After setting up Coin on iOS, I've already forgot my morse code password, so there's that.

      1 point
      • Lee Fuhr, 5 years ago

        I mean, obviously, right?!

        Design isn't just innovation, it's solving within context. And this fails hugely in that regard, in my opinion. I'm guessing we'll see the return of passwords (two-factor auth would be perfect here) in short order.

        0 points
  • Cade D, 5 years ago

    Aside from the difficulty with memorability, this has implications regarding security. It's already fairly easy to observe someone's typing from a distance (shouldersurfing) and once you remove position from the recipe of a user's passcode, observing a passcode from a distance would be so much easier.

    1 point
  • Ashley KolodziejAshley Kolodziej, 5 years ago (edited 5 years ago )

    For those not aware - one of the features planned in Coin is to have a morse code tap system on the card itself to "lock" it to a certain card, which prevents accidental card switching when you have to hand it to someone else to swipe (for example, a server). Because there's only the one button on the product, it's the only way they can attach a passcode to it without things being super clunky. I believe the idea is to get you to learn the system in a safe place with instructions before you have to set the code on your card.

    Without that context, it seems like a terrible UX decision with no real purpose other than to look "innovative", but they're setting up a learning environment so you're ready and remember your passcode for the physical device once you have it. I do wish it was able to capture your taps on a more nuanced level, though (so I can just tap out a rhythm to my favorite song or something).

    1 point
  • Matt RintoulMatt Rintoul, 5 years ago

    The concept is interesting, but the animation from short to long press is unpleasant.

    I hope that they wouldn't show the onscreen feedback when entering the password, only setting it. Otherwise it'd be very easy to figure out someone else's pattern.

    0 points
  • Suganth SSuganth S, 5 years ago

    People will always forget. Only way is to make them remember the passkeys contextually. So thats where PIN number is still working.

    I guess iOS 8 is almost here, and I would prefer touch ID/4PIN over this.

    0 points
  • Rich ArnoldRich Arnold, 5 years ago

    I like that they're trying something new, but this seems like it will be a colossal disaster.

    Impossible to remember. Less secure potentially. Takes forever to enter.

    0 points
  • ポール ウェッブポール ウェッブ, 5 years ago

    Brilliance.

    0 points