Accession Number:

ADA045279

Title:

Multics Security Evaluation: Password and File Encryption Techniques.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Mar 72-Jun 73,

Corporate Author:

ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS DIV HANSCOM AFB MASS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1977-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

45.0

Abstract:

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

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Computer Systems
  • Computer Systems Management and Standards

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE