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Retaining Password and Personal ID in a Personal Computer Card

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000114964D
Original Publication Date: 1995-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-30
Document File: 2 page(s) / 31K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Okamoto, I: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Disclosed is a method for defining the area in Card Information Structure or CIS of PCMCIA Card or PC Card for password and personal ID. Password in CIS can be very powerful security method itself. Personal ID indicates the user or owner name of the PC Card.

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Retaining Password and Personal ID in a Personal Computer Card

      Disclosed is a method for defining the area in Card Information
Structure or CIS of PCMCIA Card or PC Card for password and personal
ID.  Password in CIS can be very powerful security method itself.
Personal ID indicates the user or owner name of the PC Card.

      In many cases there are empty area left in CIS, which is
usually flash memory.  To define the certain area in CIS for the
purpose of storing password and personal ID is very meaningful.  When
a password is set in CIS, the contents of the PC card will be
ciphered.  Regardless of the kind of PC card, all the functions will
not be available until the correct password is input to decipher.
Unlike the existed security method for PC card, password stored in
CIS, is not only effective for storage PC cards, but also valid for
other PC cards such as modem, LAN, memory, multimedia etc.  Storing a
personal ID, which can be a user name, an owner name, a company name,
an employee number etc., in CIS is an identification, that will not
be unexpectedly lost like a name seal or name written by pen on the
PC card.  It also provides one way of personalizing PC card.

      For implementing above password and personal ID in CIS,
hardware mechanism is not required.