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Easy Password Input Method

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000118102D
Original Publication Date: 1996-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-31
Document File: 2 page(s) / 34K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Akai, T: AUTHOR

Abstract

Disclosed is a program that provides an easy and safe input method of secured information, such as a password, by using three to five entry keys.

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Easy Password Input Method

      Disclosed is a program that provides an easy and safe input
method of secured information, such as a password, by using three to
five entry keys.

The main points of this method are:
  1.  To define one entry key as "shift key", and the rest as
       "selection keys".  Fig. 1 shows a sample of a small
       information device which has five entry keys.  On this
       sample, the "+" key is defined as "shift key" and other
       keys are defined as "selection keys".
  2.  To display an illustration of "selection keys" on the
       display device, as same as the actual selection keys
       of the input device.  Fig. 2 shows a sample of this
       illustration of "selection keys".
  3.  An entry of the "shift key" changes assigned characters
       of the "selection keys".  In accordance with the changes
       of assigned characters, the displayed illustration is also
       changed.  Fig. 3 shows a sample of this changed illustration
       on the display device.
  4.  An entry of one of the "selection keys" selects a
       character which is displayed in the illustration at
       the same position with the selected key.
  5.  A special character, for example "!", is also displayed
       as one of assigned character which means "End of Selection".