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SECURITY MECHANISM FOR RESTRICTING THE USE OF SOFTWARE TO SPECIFIC HARDWARE PLATFORMS

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000009792D
Original Publication Date: 2000-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Sep-19

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Authors:
Trevor Pullen Julian Richardson

Abstract

When an RSS programs a radio, it presents a 'secret' security code to the radio. The security code is uniqnely associated with the radio. This restricts the use of software specific designated hardware platforms, mitigating the risk of' software piracy' . The specific implementation described is applicable to 2-way radios.