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The method of inputting authentication information using keyboard

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000033669D
Original Publication Date: 2004-Dec-22
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Dec-22
Document File: 1 page(s) / 11K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Disclosed is a method for inputting authentication information using keyboard and reducing the threat from keylogger,which runs in background of computer and records key stroke.

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The method of inputting authentication information using keyboard

Everyone who use computer is at risk for key logger and spyware.By using this method,user can input authentication information safely.

This can be done by "switched layout" keyboard which replaces the key layout randomly.

Typical scenario of this disclosure is listed below,

1. User requests authentication.
2. Server generates key layout randomly and layout is kept in session object.
3.Server sends key layout to client.
4.Client displays "switched layout" keyboard.(fig.1)
5.User inputs authentication information according to displayed "switched layout" keyboard.
6.Server decodes authentication information and authenticate user.

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fig1. "switched layout" keybord

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