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secured personalized access control

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000022684D
Original Publication Date: 2004-Mar-25
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Mar-25

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

The most common computer control access method is the password. This method is cheap, as it doesn't require expensive instruments, like finger-print readers, etc.. However, over time, an individual needs to remember many passwords for the various computers he or she uses and is also often compelled to change these passwords for security reasons. Some systems also enforce complicated rules for setting passwords and deny re-use of old passwords. The end result is either a tedious login process, where the user hopes to get it right (within the allowed number of mistakes configured) or, worse still, where the passwords are written/saved on some plain media, thus defeating the whole purpose of the password. The purpose of the 'secured personalized access control' method is to provide a secure access control to a system without the hassle of remembering a weird assortment of passwords. The method is easy to implement and does not require any major expenses or learning curve, and as such can be absorbed relatively quickly.