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Client Authentication Using Dynamically Created Symbology

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000007354D
Original Publication Date: 2002-Mar-18
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Mar-18

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Wyatt A. Huddleston


A secure virtual private network session is often established with a user entering a personal identification number (PIN) and a non-predictable (pseudo-random) number produced by a device such as a SecureID card. This document proposes that such a card or a bank/ credit card can produce pseudo random numbers that are displayed as a symbology rather than readable alpha/numeric character. The symbology can also contain information such as time, date, and source of the number. To access a secure network, a user would scan the symbology into a network device. The user would then input a PIN in conjunction with the number to complete the identification.