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John McAfee launches funding drive for password replacement tech

Cybersecurity legend and former fugitive John McAfee has launched a crowdfunding campaign to replace passwords.

The McAfee Antivirus founder started an Indiegogo campaign this week for his Everykey project, which he claimed would securely unlock users' devices and enter their passwords.

The project is portrayed as a “master key” and so far has raised US$63,000, or around 300 per cent of its original goal of US$20,000. Characteristically, McAfee said the project was “a f*cking game changer”.