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ERIC Number: ED140815
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-May
Reference Count: N/A
The Use of Passwords for Controlled Access to Computer Resources. Computer Science & Technology.
Wood, Helen M.
This paper considers the generation of passwords and their effective application to the problem of controlling access to computer resources. After describing the need for and uses of passwords, password schemes are categorized according to selection technique, lifetime, physical characteristics, and information content. Password protection, both in storage and transmission, is dealt with in the next section, followed by brief sections on current implementations and cost considerations. A glossary and an annotated bibliography of all referenced material are included. (Author)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Computer Science, Dial Access Information Systems, Identification, Man Machine Systems, Networks, Online Systems, Security
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Bureau of Standards (DOC), Washington, DC. Inst. for Computer Sciences and Technology.