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Password by Positioning Data

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000011900D
Original Publication Date: 2003-Mar-25
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Mar-25
Document File: 1 page(s) / 7K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

A program is disclosed that the Positioning Data is used as Password instead of Password which user types manually.

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JP820020501 Akihiko Nadaguchi/Japan/IBM Tatsumi Tsukamoto

Password by Positioning Data

    The password is a character string which user decides and types manually in the BIOS setup menu (Configuration Utility) now. Instead of this, the positioning data which can be obtained in infrastructure such as gpsOne* is used as passwords such as Power On Password and HDD Access Password. Thanks to Password by Positioning Data, user can get the benefits as follows.

(1)User do not have to remember the Password by Positioning Data.
(2)When the hardware which has the Password by Positioning Data is taken out of the area where the hardware should be, the hardware can not power on.
(3)When the Passwords by Positioning Data are registered in the multiple areas, the mobile computers can be applied.

* :Trademark of QUALCOMM Incorporated

Disclosed by International Business Machines Corporation

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