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Author Thompson, Ken ♦ Morris, Robert
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Keyword Operating systems ♦ Passwords ♦ Computer security
Abstract This paper describes the history of the design of the password security scheme on a remotely accessed time-sharing system. The present design was the result of countering observed attempts to penetrate the system. The result is a compromise between extreme security and ease of use.
Description Affiliation: Bell Labs., Murray Hill, NJ (Morris, Robert; Thompson, Ken)
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2005-08-01
Publisher Place New York
Journal Communications of the ACM (CACM)
Volume Number 22
Issue Number 11
Page Count 4
Starting Page 594
Ending Page 597


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Source: ACM Digital Library