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Method to login to the Password protected accounts in unsecured places by making use of Single Life Password

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000199930D
Publication Date: 2010-Sep-21
Document File: 3 page(s) / 143K

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Abstract

Proposed is a system in which the user can define one or more single life passwords along with his regular password. So that , the account can be accessed either with his regular password or with his single life password

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Method to login to the Password protected accounts in unsecured places by making use of Single Life Password

The user may not have the computer knowledge to check whether
these kinds of softwares are running in the background or not.
There can be cameras placed at right spots to get the password
typed, without the user (victim) realizing that he is trapped. If
you are typing the password in a person's system whom you know,
checking for the activeness of such hacking software might create
embarrassment. Most of the people will not do that.
Understandably the vulnerabilities in these scenarios are very
high.

Other possible scenario is, accessing the critical websites in
public places like Airports and Shopping Malls etc. There can be
vigilant cameras placed or someone could be watching from
Upstairs, side by or some might be trying to catch the video of
you typing the password etc. There are possibilities for these to
happen. These traps can not be ruled out in a real world
scenario. Though these might not occur very frequently, the
impact of such attack is huge.

This invention allows the user to define one or more single life
passwords along with his regular password.

Figure 1 explains the authentication process followed using the
proposed method.

The property of single life password is, it will expire once it
is used. If the user feels he is safe then the regular password
can be used. Else if the user feels he might be logging from an
unsafe circumstance and feels uncomfortable about the
surroundings he can use single life password and the password
will be expired after the use.

So even if someone traps it, then he will not able to succeed in
breaking the login.

The single time password can be only one or a set (preferably 3)
which is up to the implementer to decide.

If the set of Single Life Passwords expire, the user can again
generate the next set of Single Life passwords from a Safe and
Secure place for the next use.

The Single life passwords...