Christopher Mims (@mims) on Twitter Security

I met Williams in a funny way: He texted me from my own cellphone number, something I didn’t even realize was possible. He obtained my number in the first place after I deliberately told the world my Twitter password in order to demonstrate that newer, device-based authentication methods can make passwords irrelevant.

Christopher Mims did a funny thing the other day: he exposed his Twitter password for all to see.

Then he waited for the would-be hackers.

By summarizing the experience, Mims essentially summarizes the state of internet security. He goes on to explain how we can make ourselves unattractive targets for hackers in a few simple steps.

What @mims learned, and what you should know, after he published his Twitter password