"Unfortunately it's become kind of a nightmare," said 87-year-old Fernando Corbató, who in the early 1960s deployed the first known computer password.
He acknowledges the password's flaws and the public's frustrations, having to remember strings of code for dozens of digital accounts.
But today, he isn't sorry. Mr. Corbató was in charge of an early computing project at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology 50 plus years ago. As part of the project, researchers had to have their own accounts and there needed to be a way to separate them. Boom! Passwords.
Lori MacVittie: Tales from Glue Con: The Network Can't Run Code It's a common perception that "the network" is layers 2 and 3, routing and switching, the pipes that make up the Internet. But that's increasingly problematic. The "network" that is the platform on which developers want to run their applications comprises a full complement of services from layer 2 through layer 7.
Mike Katz: Building an iBeacon App So you've decided you want to take the plunge into the pool of hyperlocality by adding iBeacons to your app. Here's what you need to know...
Graeme Thickins: How to Secure Your REST API the Right Way Les Hazelwood, CTO at Stormpath, told Gluecon attendees today that he and his staff spent 18 months researching REST security best practices, implementing them in the Stormpath API, and figuring out what works. Stormpath is a User Management API that reduces development time with instant-on, scalable user infrastructure.
Neil Hughes: Google admits it may place ads on thermostats, glasses, car dashboards & refrigerators Google's list of potential new advertising opportunities was detailed in a letter to the SEC in December, in which the search giant attempted to justify why it shouldn't disclose revenue generated from mobile devices. Google doesn't believe it should be obligated to disclose that data, as the company noted that its services -- including advertisements -- could appear on a "wide diversity of devices in the future." In addition to refrigerators, Google said it could also serve up ads on car dashboards, thermostats, glasses and watches, "just to name a few possibilities."
Gartner Catalyst - UK June 17-18; London A focus on mobile, cloud, and big data with separate tracks on identity-specific IT content as it relates to the three core conference themes.
Cloud Identity Summit 2014 July 19-22; Monterey, Calif. The modern identity revolution is upon us. CIS converges the brightest minds across the identity and security industry on redefining identity management in an era of cloud, virtualization and mobile devices.
Gartner Catalyst - USA Aug. 11-14; San Diego, CA A focus on mobile, cloud, and big data with separate tracks on identity-specific IT content as it relates to the three core conference themes.
Application Security Forum Nov. 4-6; Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland The conference is a well-established annual event dedicated to information, application and software security that features a full-day of training sessions and two days of conference sessions.