Password Paralysis

How LockDown is eliminating #passwordproblems

Step 1. Create a Password.
Your password is too weak, not long enough, needs more characters, has too many characters, you’ve already used that password, you weren’t rubbing your tummy and standing on one leg while typing said password, etc.
Sounds familiar, right? After what seems like two dozen attempts, finally, your password is confirmed. Success!
Step 2. Time to Login.
Shoot, you forgot the password you created 15 seconds ago because it was so complicated.
Repeat Step 1.
Step 3. How are you going to remember your password?
Write it down?
Shoot, where’s a pen? This probably isn’t a secure method, anyway.
Store it in the Notes section of your phone?
The notes section on your iPhone is backed up to the cloud, which is a whole other problem.
Add it to the Word document on your computer?
You don’t have to be a cybersecurity expert to know this is a bad idea.
Save it to my device or use a password manager?
Do you really trust someone else (a company) to protect your password? That hasn’t worked out so well recently. “22 million passwords exposed” “Twitter’s 330 milllion passwords exposed
Try to remember it?
Get ready to repeat Step 1 through 2 a few more times.
Passwords Can be Shared
Have you ever been sent an important file that’s password protected? Was the password sent to you in an email? This method is flawed. Once the recipient has the file AND the password, there is no stopping them from sharing that same file and same password with other people.
The other major problem is that once someone has your password, you can’t take it back – meaning they will always have access to your information until/unless you change your password.
How LockDown renders Passwords Obsolete
We’ve come up with an easier, more secure method to share files and photos, allowing YOU to Never Concede Control of your digital property.
First, a few questions:
– Is your smart phone sitting next to you right now? (yes)
– When you leave the house, do you leave your phone at home? (no)
– After showing someone something on your phone, do you take your phone right back? (yes)
Okay, so you get it. Our phones are always on us, or near us. They have become an extremely personal, digital extension of ourselves.
For all the reasons above, as well as some super sophisticated technical reasons around Post-Quantum encryption and one-time pad key handling (click here if you’re ready to nerd out), LockDown uses your PHONE as your IDENTITY, meaning NO MORE PASSWORDS!
Scanning in > Remember Passwords
To log in scan in (yep, we’ve coined a new term) to LockDown, your phone will scan a QR code on your computer to prove your identity and replace the need for dreaded passwords!
1. ONLY intended recipients will ever be able to open your file or photo. If the file or photo gets forwarded to unauthorized people, they won’t be able to open it.
2. You’re able to revoke access to that file at any time, even if the person has saved it.
3. We haven’t just eliminated passwords, we have also done away with all of the headaches that passwords cause you (creating them, remembering them, knowing they can be shared)!
What if my phone is lost or stolen?
No worries, we’re prepared for this! People lose and change their phones all the time. We provide a simply way to back up your digital identity. You can switch phones easily and can permanently delete your identity from your previous phone, regardless of if you are in possession of that phone.
If someone gets your phone, they won’t be able to use your identity because LockDown operates on a 2-factor system – which means you do two things to prove that you are you.
– The first factor is the scan-in, which does the heavy lifting from a super technical perspective.
– The second factor is a 4-digit pin that you create when you start using the LockDown phone app. Similar to your ATM card pin, it’s easily remembered and no one else knows what it is. Even if someone got into your phone, they won’t have your pin.
Also, your phone is likely password protected (face or fingerprint scan), which is another layer of defense if someone steals your phone.
Passwords are a pain and are insecure! LockDown doesn’t rely on them. Instead, we used our patented technology that turns your phone into your digital identity. This makes signing-in fast, easy and secure. Also, LockDown gives you the peace of mind that only intended recipients will ever see the files or photos that you send to them, and you can revoke access at any time.


About LockDown
LockDown is pioneering a new standard for digital privacy, identity and data control. The first product available to the public, LockDown, is a secure communications app that enables surgical control and leading-edge security of digital information. Built upon patented 8,192-bit Atomization™ encryption and proprietary key handling technologies, LockDown delivers a zero-knowledge, zero-trust, password-less environment where messages and files can be shared safely with internal colleagues or external partners. LockDown ensures that security, privacy, permissions and access controls persist at all times, so you no longer have to choose between protecting your data and sharing it. For additional information, visit
For press and interview requests, please email [email protected] or call 1-833-LOCKDOWN (1-833-562-5369).

A.J. Auld, CEO of LockDown, is a versatile entrepreneur, experienced in turning complex technologies into successful businesses. At LockDown, A.J. is bringing revolutionary encryption technology to market in the form of an intuitive, easy-to-use communication platform for sharing confidential information with more control and security than ever before. Prior to LockDown, A.J. founded several successful companies including Distributed Alpha, a Blockchain/cryptocurrency investment firm; Bright Discounts, a fundraising company; and Titanium Lacrosse, a sports management company, which was acquired in 2015. A.J is a Columbus Business First “Forty under 40” awardee and received a degree in Finance and Entrepreneurship from Miami University.

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