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Source: New Zealand Privacy Commissioner – Blog

If organisations rely on secret passwords to secure customer’s information, they need to ensure they are near-on impossible to guess. In the story Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, Ali overhears the secret password “open sesame!” outside a cave of wonders and after repeating it, gains access to a treasure trove. Secrets, like security measures, only protect people if no one overhears or guesses them.