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Protection of Information Using a Software Lock And Key

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000037454D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-29

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Harrison, RT Schaefer, GH Shah, S Sikkema, R [+details]

Abstract

An application program is disclosed that controls access to sensitive information through a software Lock which has two possible states: secure or open. When the Lock is secure, the sensitive information is not accessible by the application program user. Conversely, when the Lock is open, the sensitive information is accessible.