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Secure mobile connection with additional wireless attestation key fob

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000032197D
Original Publication Date: 2004-Oct-26
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Oct-26
Document File: 1 page(s) / 42K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

There are always cases where an organization is looking for more security within, especially with the spoofability of the wireless networks. This disclosure or publish defines a method of giving another layer of wireless network security

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Secure mobile connection with additional wireless attestation key fob

This system flow forces the users of a network within any highly secured organization to use the attestation function of the TCG TPM modules embedded within devices to connect with a second physical wireless key (probably USB) which will be carried separately from the PC system. The general idea is that the network will require the physical key to authenticate the system passing authentication code of the key and of the system supplied by the TPM, this information will pass into the WAP to a server which authenicates the system and then allows the certificates to the onboard wireless to connect to the network. The standard SSL and security protocols will still be in effect this would be another layer of security fo rthe organization to prevent a stolen laptop or PC device on there network without the physical key (USB) installed being the initial contact with the network.

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