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LAN Notification of Tampering

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000105794D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-20
Document File: 2 page(s) / 61K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Salahshour, A: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

This disclosure extends prior art, the SAFE Deposit Box disclosed in [*] by allowing the SAFE Deposit Box 'owner' to be notified of unauthorized action and to be able to effect a range of actions, such as real-time authorization of access. Additionally, self-logging and high-secure SAFE Deposit Box properties are defined.

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LAN Notification of Tampering

      This disclosure extends prior art, the SAFE Deposit Box
disclosed in [*]  by allowing the SAFE Deposit Box 'owner' to be
notified of unauthorized action and to be able to effect a range of
actions, such as real-time authorization of access.  Additionally,
self-logging and high-secure SAFE Deposit Box properties are defined.

This disclosure assumes the following:

     o   Each SAFE Deposit Box has a LAN registered owner.
     o   The SAFE Deposit Box is stored in a shared-access LAN DASD.
     o   Each requester of the SAFE Deposit Box can be uniquely
         identified by an entry in an Address Book linked to their
         hardware address.
     o   Site protocols are defined as outlined below.

      The SAFE Deposit Box can have a 'silent alarm'.  This function
will allow immediate notification to the owners, assuming they are
logged onto the LAN, in case of unauthorized access attempts.  It can
also notify an administrator, giving the ID of the user attempting
unauthorized access.

      If the site has defined a request protocol such as attempting
the lock with a trivial key (e.g., 11111), the notification can be
sent on the initial attempt (rather than alarm threshold) and the
SAFE Deposit Box owner can choose from several actions such as:

     o   Mail back a one-time key that will allow single SAFE
         opening.

     o   Mail back a designated-object key that will allow use of
         only one named object/icon.

     o   Mail back a limited-use key (list of objects or nn
          openings).

     o   Mail back a standard (or encrypted) key allowing standard

     o   SAFE Deposit Box usage.

      The SAFE Deposit Box can also have the property of being LOGGED
automatically, cr...