05937068 is referenced by 199 patents and cites 8 patents.

The system includes a first card-like unit adapted to communicate with a second unit giving only conditionally access to a function. Both units are capable of running software for generating a password by means of encryption of a plurality of dynamic variables produced separately but in concert (so as to have a predetermined relationship, such as identity, with one another) in the units. The encryption is carried out in each unit by a public algorithm using a dynamically varying encryption key. Each time an access request is issued by a card user, the key is modified as a function of the number of access requests previously formulated by the card user. Access to the function is granted when the passwords generated in the units have a predetermined relationship (such as identity) with each other. In a "virtual token" implementation, the first unit can be a smart card, which stores the dynamic key and the variable representing the number of formulated authentication requests and executes an encryption algorithm, a smart card reader and a computer such as a personal computer. Either the smart card reader or the personal computer can generate the time dependent variable. In a "software token" implementation, the functions of the first unit are performed by a personal computer, thus eliminating the need for a smart card or a smart card reader.

Title
System and method for user authentication employing dynamic encryption variables
Application Number
620240
Publication Number
5937068
Application Date
October 2, 1997
Publication Date
August 10, 1999
Inventor
Yves Audebert
Foster City
CA, US
Agent
Stevens Davis Miller & Mosher L
Assignee
Activcard
FR
IPC
G06K 5/00
H04L 9/00
H04K 1/00
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