Multics Security Evaluation: Password and File Encryption Techniques.
Final rept. Mar 72-Jun 73,
ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS DIV HANSCOM AFB MASS
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Passwords are stored in enciphered form in the Multics system. There is no clear text listing of the password file. In 1972, as part of a security analysis of Multics, an ESD team successfuly inverted the enciphering algorithm in use on Multics. This report documents the teams efforts. As a result of the ESD analysis, an improved encryption algorithm is now in use on Multics. Author
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