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Authentication and its Evolution in Context of Cyber Defense

September 25, 2019 / New Cyber Technologies

With hacks and personal information compromises occurring on a regular basis, it is essential to take a look at the authentication systems. Attackers are infiltrating into systems by taking advantage of weak passwords. The exact point in time when a password system was designed is something we may not know for sure, but the credit for introducing computer passwords belongs to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In the mid-1960s, researchers built a Compatible Time-Sharing System and relied on usernames and passwords to limit the time students and staff spent on the system.