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A SCHEME FOR PROTECTING STORE AND FORWARD INFORMATION

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000006668D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Jan-22

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Authors:
Greg Cannon Bill Macko

Abstract

The following explains the use of local encryption as a tool to protect infomx&n received and stored within a data receiver that needs to be downloaded to a com- puter. Since the data receiver can be effectively and eas- ily used by any user, it is vulnerable to a security breach before the information has been completely transferred to the computer or has been read from a display on the pager. The use of encryption as a means of protection, while well known for the transmission of information, can be effectively applied to the short term storage of received information within the data receiver, before the information is used or stored into a more permanent location like a computer file. This technology, along with system control over the keys, can provide an additional level of security for information at a weak link in the information system.