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Secure USB Link

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000014518D
Original Publication Date: 2000-Oct-25
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-19

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Disclosed is an apparatus and method for providing secure communications between a system unit and an USB attached keyboard. With the industry movement to legacy free PCs, the existing PS/2 keyboard and mouse will be replaced by USB keyboards and pointing devices. With the PS/2 keyboard and mouse, attachment was accomplished via a dedicated port. Short of using an interposer device, which would be