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LeAnn Bell, an inventor and entrepreneur from Dayton, Ohio, aims to solve one of the biggest challenges in the security field – managing and protecting passwords. How? By selling everyone a tiny hack-proof password computer.
Her timing is perfect. Passwords are the bane of the security industry, with some even calling it the Achilles’ heel.
Microsoft estimates that by 2020 4 billion people will be online — twice the number that are online now. The number of passwords in use (by humans, not including machines) is expected to grow from about 75 billion today to around 100 billion in 2020.
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Originally published May 2, 2017.