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Posted: Sunday, April 27, 2014 6:00 pm

NEW YORK — If the Heartbleed security threat teaches us anything, it’s that passwords don’t offer total protection.

Browsers are supposed to keep passwords and other sensitive data safe, but a technical flaw in a widely used padlock security technology allows hackers to grab the information anyway. Even without this latest discovery, there have been countless disclosures of hackers breaking in to grab usernames and passwords, plus credit card numbers and more.

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