US Patent No: 8,127,141

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Method and apparatus for selecting a password

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A method of generating or entering a password or passphrase on a computer system 1. The method comprises storing a plurality of sets of values in a memory 5 of the system 1, the values of each set defining respective elements which belong to a common domain, the domains of respective sets being distinct from one another, selecting at least one value from each stored set or from each of a plurality of the stored sets, and combining the selected values or elements thereof to form a password or passphrase.

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F-SECURE OYJHELSINKI26

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Hyppönen, Ari Degerby, FI 2 13

Cited Art Landscape

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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (2)
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VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC. (1)
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EMC CORPORATION (1)
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HEWLETT PACKARD ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT LP (1)
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LUCENT TECHNOLOGIES INC. (1)
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JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A. (1)
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MURATA KIKAI KABUSHIKI KAISHA (1)
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CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. (1)
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CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA (1)
* 6,253,248 Information processing apparatus and method 57 1998
* Cited By Examiner

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
YANKEY INFORMATION CO., LTD. (2)
* 9,032,508 Pattern password trajectory configuration system and method using the same 0 2013
* 2013/0340,072 PATTERN PASSWORD TRAJECTORY CONFIGURATION SYSTEM AND METHOD USING THE SAME 0 2013
 
QUALCOMM INCORPORATED (2)
* 9,134,900 Traversal of a soft bar to unlock an application 0 2012
* 2013/0185,788 TRAVERSAL OF A SOFT BAR TO UNLOCK AN APPLICATION 0 2012
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
9,172,692 Systems and methods for securely transferring authentication information between a user and an electronic resource 0 2014
 
Monroe, Marshall (1)
* 2012/0105,489 Method and Apparatus for Organizing and Delivering Digital Media Content and Interactive Elements 14 2011
 
BIOGY, INC. (3)
* 8,817,981 Generation of registration codes, keys and passcodes using non-determinism 2 2011
* 2011/0274,273 Generation of registration codes, keys and passcodes using non-determinism 6 2011
9,235,697 One-time passcodes with asymmetric keys 0 2013
 
KONICA MINOLTA HOLDINGS, INC. (1)
8,756,670 Information processing apparatus capable of authentication processing achieving both of user convenience and security, method of controlling information processing apparatus, and recording medium recording program for controlling information processing apparatus 0 2010
 
INTEL CORPORATION (1)
* 2014/0007,008 TECHNIQUES FOR SELECT-HOLD-RELEASE ELECTRONIC DEVICE NAVIGATION MENU SYSTEM 1 2012
 
ABBOTT LABORATORIES (1)
9,311,472 Methods and apparatus for authenticating user login 0 2012
 
Neonode Inc. (3)
9,164,654 User interface for mobile computer unit 0 2009
8,812,993 User interface 0 2011
8,650,510 User interface 4 2012
 
AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
* 9,178,876 Strength-based password expiration 0 2011
 
HUAWEI DEVICE CO., LTD. (1)
* 8,707,219 Method and apparatus for unlocking screen saver 2 2012
 
MASTERCARD INTERNATIONAL INCORPORATED (2)
* 9,082,121 System and method for guided passcode entry 0 2013
* 2015/0112,872 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR GUIDED PASSCODE ENTRY 0 2013
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