The use of passwords for controlling access to remote computer systems and services

@inproceedings{Wood1977TheUO,
  title={The use of passwords for controlling access to remote computer systems and services},
  author={Helen M. Wood},
  booktitle={AFIPS National Computer Conference},
  year={1977}
}
The widespread use of remote computer resources has made the problem of personal authentication most urgent. This paper examines the use of passwords for controlled access to these resources. Password techniques, ways of protecting passwords, and attendant cost considerations are discussed. Similarities between passwords and data encryption keys are noted and general recommendations for the use of passwords are presented. 

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