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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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] (10)
5,465,084 Method to provide security for a computer and a device therefor 90 1994
5,588,056 Method and system for generating pronounceable security passwords 27 1994
5,699,514 Access control system with lockout 54 1995
* 5,928,364 Secret data storage device, secret data reading method, and control program storing medium 40 1997
5,991,882 Automated password reset 71 1997
6,212,638 Method for generating unpredictable authentication identification symbols 44 1997
* 6,253,248 Information processing apparatus and method 57 1998
* 6,574,377 Electronic check image storage and retrieval system 249 1999
2001/0009,583 Secret key registration method, secret key register, secret key issuing method, cryptographic communication method and cryptographic communication system 5 2001
* 7,219,368 Robust visual passwords 190 2001
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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (19)
9,164,654 User interface for mobile computer unit 3 2009
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 1 2010
* 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 9 2011
* 9,178,876 Strength-based password expiration 2 2011
* 2012/0105,489 Method and Apparatus for Organizing and Delivering Digital Media Content and Interactive Elements 18 2011
8,812,993 User interface 0 2011
* 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
8,650,510 User interface 5 2012
* 2014/0007,008 TECHNIQUES FOR SELECT-HOLD-RELEASE ELECTRONIC DEVICE NAVIGATION MENU SYSTEM 1 2012
* 8,707,219 Method and apparatus for unlocking screen saver 9 2012
9,311,472 Methods and apparatus for authenticating user login 0 2012
9,235,697 One-time passcodes with asymmetric keys 0 2013
* 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
* 9,082,121 System and method for guided passcode entry 0 2013
* 2015/0112,872 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR GUIDED PASSCODE ENTRY 0 2013
9,172,692 Systems and methods for securely transferring authentication information between a user and an electronic resource 0 2014
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