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A systemic method to protect the mobile devices data with dynamic Key-Lock

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000240820D
Publication Date: 2015-Mar-05
Document File: 6 page(s) / 238K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a systemic method to protect and unlock mobile devices by matching specified Key-Lock credential in a bunch of pictures, which makes users remember the password more easily than before and can keep the complexity of the password system in the meantime.

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A systemic method to protect the mobile devices data with dynamic Key

A systemic method to protect the mobile devices data with dynamic Key-

A mobile device, especially mobile phone with limited space on the screen usually has a small soft keyboard, the keys are so close together that a user can easily press an unintended key. Especially for complex password which is combined with letters, numbers and symbols. Usually the wrong key will be input by mistake, even lock the device due to password's limited input times. Not only it is inconvenient, but also it is boring.

Graphics unlock is a very popular unlock solution for mobile device recently, however, for the simple graphic gesture, it is much easier to be revealed by observer and follow the same gesture to unlock the device, or it is easier to be cracked by exhaustive method; For complicated graphic gesture which enhances security, but it is too hard to remember.

In order to solve the problems, a systemic method is introduced that keeps good usability, make users remember the password more easily than before and can keep the complexity of the password system in the meantime.

The disclosure discloses a systemic method to protect and unlock mobile devices. When users want to lock their handheld devices, they need to configure a particular Key-Lock in advance. They just need to match the key with the lock in the screen if they intend to unlock their devices. In addition , the positions of the key and lock in the screen are randomly placed on the screen each time. In a other words, it has increased security for users to protect their devices better. User only needs to set more than one matches of Key-Lock to enhance the complexity if they want.

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1. Protect the handheld devices by matching specified Key-Lock credential in a bunch of pictures.

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There are several solutions to use picture to unlock mobile device, e.g.

- This one use gestures on pictures to unlock, however, it's easy to be seen by others and following the same gestures to unlock https://www.google.com/patents/US8650636?dq=picture+password+gestures&hl=en&sa=X&ei=mXgJVNCeM5OfyAS42YGgCg&ved=0CB0Q 6AEwAA

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