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Non-self-recognized-type hidden-encryption-method for password

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000016345D
Original Publication Date: 2002-Nov-04
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-21
Document File: 1 page(s) / 106K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Disclosed is a system for preventing your password from being revealed to you as well as others.

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Non-self-recognized-type hidden-encryption-method for password

Disclosed is a system for preventing your password from being revealed to you as well as others.

Recent Internet boom make us have many kinds of complex passwords for each application such as email and web site, but it's normally difficult to remember those passwords. However, it's risky to put those onto the HDD of your PC, because your PC is always connected to Internet. In addition, there is a possibility that someone looks furtively at your inputting your password. Therefore, an easy and self-non-recognized password is expected.

Fig1 shows this invention. When you are expected to input your password, you can just press your name, for example, like 'c','h','o','t','o','k','u'. Then, those input charcters are translated by the special application with hidden encryption keys which are installed in the security chip which can accomodate the keys safely. Those translated caracters will be posted to Windows, then Windows recognizes those caracters just as those of normal key-input.

This system doesn't require any special tool or equipment. Just installing this tool will make you use all of your application like email, FTP, net bank, and so forth, as mentioned above.

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