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Confusion Character based Password

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000249105D
Publication Date: 2017-Feb-07
Document File: 4 page(s) / 118K

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Abstract

More and more people used to use computer devices (e.g. personal computers, mobile devices) in public areas like subway, bus and other crowded environments. It’s easy for other people around you to look at your screen when you are typing user name and password. How to prevent our password from peeping when we enter it in the situation above? This disclosure provides a method and apparatus to anti-peep your computer password via enabling you to add some confusion characters into your password.

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Confusion Character based Password

1) Problem to be solved More and more people used to use computer devices (e.g. personal computers, mobile devices) in public areas like subway, bus and other crowded environments. It’s easy for other people around you to look at your screen when you are typing user name and password. How to prevent our password from peeping when we enter it in the situation above?

2) Main Idea To address the problem above, this disclosure provides a method and apparatus to anti-peep your computer password via enabling you to add some confusion characters into your password.

3) How it works When you enter your password, you can add some confusion characters into the string of your original password without removing any characters and disturb the sequence of original characters. For example, '12345’ ‘1263457’, where ‘6’ is added between ‘2’ and ‘3’, and ‘7’ is added after ‘5’. And the password with confusion characters will be out of date immediately in the server side according to some policies, so that another user can’t use it again, even they saw it when you entered it.

The following figures shows the structure of the invention and execution process.

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Once password inputter sends the input password to Password validator, validator loads the validation policy. The validator checks if current password occurs in historic passwords. If yes, deny the login. If No, then get the character list of original password from password storage. And check if curren...