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Methodology for Multimedia Safe Deposit Box Work Area

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000105023D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-19
Document File: 2 page(s) / 57K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Salahshour, A: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

The current methods of protecting the objects on a graphical desktop environment include initial password protection provided by the operating system prior to booting the system or the lock/password mechanisms provided by the software implementation. Although not all the objects of a computer system require protection or are of sensitive nature there remains the critical problem of protecting sensitive and confidential objects from unauthorized access or intruders.

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Methodology for Multimedia Safe Deposit Box Work Area

      The current methods of protecting the objects on a graphical
desktop environment include initial password protection provided by
the operating system prior to booting the system or the lock/password
mechanisms provided by the software implementation.  Although not all
the objects of a computer system require protection or are of
sensitive nature there remains the critical problem of protecting
sensitive and confidential objects from unauthorized access or
intruders.

      This article describes a SAFE Deposit Box object that is
capable of securing and concealing a wide variety of objects that may
be of a sensitive nature.  Similar to a real world Safe, it provides
a method which supports a "combination number" to open the SAFE prior
to having access to the objects within the SAFE.  This methodology
conceals the objects that are placed within the SAFE and its
protection mechanism makes the objects inaccessible to unauthorized
person(s) specifically in a shared environment.

      The SAFE Deposit Box Icon, when selected and expanded, similar
to a Safe in real world, displays a combination dial for unlocking
the SAFE by entering a "combination number" that must be provided
before the SAFE can be opened for the user to access the objects that
are stored within the SAFE.  The combination number of the dial can
be changed after the current combination number is entered/provided
successfully.

      When the SAFE Deposit Box is successfu...