RIP Fernando “Corby” Corbató, inventor of the password (1926-2019)

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July 13, 2019 By Matthew Hughes

Last Friday, legendary MIT computer scientist Fernando “Corby” Corbató passed away at his home in Newton, Massachusetts. He was 93.

The Oakland-born researcher was responsible for several pivotal advances in the computer science space, most notably the password, which he invented during his pioneering work in computer time sharing.

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