On Improvements to Password Security
Author(s): Kamaljit Singh

Date: January 1985
Publication: ACM SIGOPS Operating Systems Review, Volume 19, Issue 1
Page(s): 53 - 60
Publisher: ACM
Source 1: http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1041490.1041496 - Subscription or payment required

Due to the increasing value of information being stored in computers, it is important that unforgeable user authentication policies are implemented. Existing password authentication schemes, threats and counter-measures are described. A solution to eavesdropping problems using public-key cryptography is proposed. A technique to allow long password-phrases that makes an exhaustive search impracticable is presented.

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