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User authentication on computer with conventional physical key Disclosure Number: IPCOM000016380D
Original Publication Date: 2002-Nov-30
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-21

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This invention is to use a conventional physical key(e.g. key for house, key for car, and so on) as authentication for a computer user by reading the figure of the key with a reading unit attached to the computer and digitalizing it. For example: The implementation illustrated in the following "Fig. 1" can be used. The user can logon the computer with inserting his own phisycal key into the sensor unit attached to the computer, instead of typing his password with the keyboard. Fig. 1