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How far will one man go to prove that the traditional password is dead?

Forbes’ Kashmir Hill recently reported that a writer for The Wall Street Journal pulled a stunt involving the disclosure of his Twitter password to the public after setting up two-factor authentication. Hill explained that the point was to show just how effective multi-factor authentication can be in protecting account access from unauthorized users.

The stunt blew up in his face a bit, but his account did not get taken over.

Still, Hill affirmed that the password remains the most common type of login, and this type of stunt, for lack of a better word, was ‘idiotic.’

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