The Future Of Passwords

My job makes us change passwords every mumblemumble months, and seemingly every time, there's a new policy: must use uppercase and lowercase letters. Must include letters and numbers and special characters. Must not have been used in last two password changes. Must include DNA sample and ranked order of least favorite to most favorite Beatles albums. And so forth. I hate Password Changing...

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