The World's First Computer Password? It Was Useless Too
If you're like most people, you're annoyed by passwords. You've got dozens to remember -- some of them tortuously complex -- and on any given day, as you read e-mails, send tweets, and order groceries online, you're bound to forget one, or at least mistype it. You may even be one of those people can't help but scribble your passwords onto Post-it notes and slap them onto the top of your monitor. In the end, they're both annoying and useless. But who's to blame? Who invented the computer password? It probably arrived at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the mid-1960s.