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Client Authentication Using Dynamically Created Symbology

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000007354D
Original Publication Date: 2002-Mar-18
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Mar-18
Document File: 2 page(s) / 115K

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Wyatt A. Huddleston: AUTHOR

Abstract

A secure virtual private network session is often established with a user entering a personal identification number (PIN) and a non-predictable (pseudo-random) number produced by a device such as a SecureID card. This document proposes that such a card or a bank/ credit card can produce pseudo random numbers that are displayed as a symbology rather than readable alpha/numeric character. The symbology can also contain information such as time, date, and source of the number. To access a secure network, a user would scan the symbology into a network device. The user would then input a PIN in conjunction with the number to complete the identification.

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Client Authentication Using Dynamically Created Symbology

Wyatt A. Huddleston

Abstract 

A secure virtual private network session is often established with a user entering a personal identification number (PIN) and a non-predictable (pseudo-random) number produced by a device such as a SecureID card.  This document proposes that such a card or a bank/ credit card can produce pseudo random numbers that are displayed as a symbology rather than readable alpha/numeric character.  The symbology can also contain information such as time, date, and source of the number.  To access a secure network, a user would scan the symbology into a network device.  The user would then input a PIN in conjunction with the number to complete the identification.

 

Introduction

Wireless devices need to establish a secure session with Internet based servers in order to perform secure transactions.  Secure Remote connections are commonly accomplished with a Virtual Private Network (VPN).  To ensure authenticity, the user is issued a card (or other device) that displays a non-predictable number (pseudo-random number) typically on an LCD display.

Problem Statement

To achieve LEVEL3 security, client authentication must take place.  For mobile device users this could entail entering a lengthy number random number.  The cumbersome entry of such numbers could inhibit user acceptance.  A quicker, easier way to enter a lengthy security code may reduce user resistance and accelerate market acceptance.

 

Solution

A method to...