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Posted: Monday, July 14, 2014 6:00 pm

Today, Wall Street Journal technology columnist Christopher Mims boldly declared that the password is irrelevant and dying. How boldly, you probably weren't asking yourself? Well, so boldly that he posted his twitter password in the article.

His argument is that authentication technology is becoming so smart, the value of the password is becoming greatly diminished. Thanks to 2-step authentication, even with his twitter password, you can't get into his account. He points to a bunch of ways that tech companies are rendering the password valueless:

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