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Passwords Evolved: Authentication Guidance for the Modern Era

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Clipped on: 2017-08-04

Passwords Evolved: Authentication Guidance for the Modern Era

26 July 2017

In the beginning, things were simple: you had two strings (a username and a password) and if someone knew both of them, they could log in. Easy.

But the ecosystem in which they were used was simple too, for example in MIT's Time-Sharing Computer, considered to be the first computer system to use passwords:

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