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Personal Computer Module Assembly Physical Security - Embedded-Circuit Switch

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000036113D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-28

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Zarger, CA [+details]

Abstract

Current interest in computer security is very high, particularly with respect to personal computers (PCs). The value of proprietary hardware and software makes personal computers prime targets for theft or competitive analysis. Further, the use of personal computers for cryptographic work also increases the security sensitivity of personal computers and the hardware held within them. This invention provides a simple switch design, to be used in conjunction with a personal computer module assembly sheath, which eliminates the security vulnerability of conventional personal computers and modules.