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Evil mastermind PhD Evil, is trying to destroy the north pole. In order to foil his plan you need to log on to his computer. Alas you don't know the password, thankfully PhD Evil thinks he is too clever. So he left a puzzle to solve his password.

My password is 2
It is ten too.
My password is seven letters long
four letters is also not wrong

It is fair to say that it is none
but that could be off by one
If you think my password is a single hole,
I will blow up the north Pole!

Your partner says, I don't really care the north pole is fake. But you persevere for Santa's sake.

What is the password?

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I think the answer is

onezero (10 or ten)

My password is 2

10 in binary is 2

It is ten too.

10 in base ten is 10

My password is seven letters long

"onezero" is seven letters long

four letters is also not wrong

(maybe) 10 in Spanish is diez, four letters

or (credit to Niktheslik)
One zero could be interpreted as just "zero" which has 4 letters

It is fair to say that is is none

but that could be off by one

0 is none, but it is missing the 1 in front of it

If you think my password is a single hole,

I will blow up the north Pole!

0 (single hole) is the wrong password

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    $\begingroup$ A better explanation for four letters is also not wrong: zero is 1 zero, as in a singular zero. So one zero is, in that sense, equivalent to just zero as a zero is 1 zero. $\endgroup$ – Niktheslik Jul 11 '16 at 19:43
  • $\begingroup$ @Niktheslik Perhaps but in that case the password is the string "onezero", which it might be, I'll edit my answer to include it $\endgroup$ – Axle Jul 11 '16 at 20:12
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    $\begingroup$ I like this solution. About the "four letters is also not wrong" explanation, it could be: "Deca", which is a metric unit prefix indicating ten multiples of the unit. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metric_prefix $\endgroup$ – SpiritFryer Jul 11 '16 at 20:42
  • $\begingroup$ @Axle onezero is indeed the intended solution. Well done. $\endgroup$ – Going hamateur Jul 11 '16 at 20:47
  • $\begingroup$ I think four letters is 'onez'. $\endgroup$ – 0xc0de Jul 12 '16 at 6:10

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