Fernando Corbato, who invented computer security passwords, dies

Was 93.
Fernando Corbato, Business, Tech, Computer, Password, Obituary


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Fernando 'Corby" Corbato, the computer scientiest who invented computer security passwords, has died.

He was 93.

An MIT researcher, Corbato came up with the idea of password-protected user accounts for his Compatible Time-Sharing System, which allowed for several people to use a single computer simultaneously.

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