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The disclosure prevention method by the peep at the time of the password input to PC

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000129728D
Original Publication Date: 2005-Oct-07
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Oct-07
Document File: 1 page(s) / 8K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Disclosed is an idea which enables to hide a password by changing the string of typed characters to the real password with minimum work of users.

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The disclosure prevention method by the peep at the time of the password input to PC

In the recent IT society, people are often required to type characters of passwords from keyboards to be authorized to use systems, such as windows system and website. Though the characters are masked using the special letters on a screen such as xxxx or ●●●, there is still the risk that the typed characters might be peeped by others.

 Disclosed is an idea which enables to hide a password by changing the string of typed characters to the real password with minimum work of users.

It prevents leaks of password by applying the rule which converts typed characters on a keyboard . On the assumption that a certain key which can not become a character of a password, for example a shift key, has the special function, it converts characters typed with the key to a real password based on the predefined rule by a user and it enables to transfer the real password to authorization systems . In order to explain simply, a shift key represents this certain key after this paragraph.

This implementation consists of the interface which a user chooses one of the conversions rule of characters typed with a shift key and the component which converts the signal of typed characters to real ones of a password based on the defined rule using the interface. The conversion rules can be that the real key sets at right ( or left ) side of the key typed and that it sets as the next ( or reverse ) key o...