Passwords or passphrases have originated in military situations from ancient times onward. The Romans called them “watchwords,” and they were a way of traveling friendly units to verify that they were not spies or enemies.
One of the first uses of passwords in computing was at MIT’s Compatible Time Sharing System. In order to login, users would identify themselves and then their password. Not long after the advent of the early Internet – an event which took place in 1969 between four computers – Robert Morris of Bell Labs developed a secure method of storing encrypted passwords in databases… CONTINUE