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For decades, the public have happily relied on passwords—those unique combinations of letters, numbers and symbols—to protect their online accounts and information. While most know that anything connected to the internet is accessible by anyone on Earth, including the criminal with a keyboard on the other side of the planet, many are content to believe that their combination of password keystrokes is so unique that it renders their accounts and information impenetrable to malicious attack.

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