For as long as Internet zealots have been predicting the "killer app" that would coax everyone online, an equally noisy group has prophesied the cyberspace catastrophe: the breach or crash so cataclysmic that consumers - especially of financial services - would flee the Net en masse.

The killer app may not have materialized yet, but it may now finally be time to declare: Apocalypse never.

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