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PASSWORD PROTECTION FOR DISPLAY PAGERS

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000005994D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2001-Nov-22

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Authors:
Patrick S. Kung

Abstract

Display pagers often contain information which is proprietary to the pager users. This information could be financial data of a company, medical problem of a patient, or personal information such as phone numbers or addresses. Most pagers have a lock function, however, it only protects the locked messages from being inadvertently erased either by incoming messages or by the users. As a result, proprietary information could be read by unauthorized users if the pager is either lost or misplaced.