Method of securing image data and electronic device adapted to the same

  • US 10,216,404 B2
  • Filed: 09/18/2015
  • Issued: 02/26/2019
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/13/2014
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An electronic device comprising:

  • a display;

    a memory configured to store image data including at least one object, user identification information items, and at least one specific object mapped to each of user identification information items;

    a communication interface communicatively coupled the electronic device to enable network communications with other electronic devices with which the image data are shared or communicated; and

    at least one processor configured to;

    extract an object from the image data,identify whether a specific object corresponding to the extracted object exists, wherein the specific object is stored in a phone book or an address book and includes two or more user identification information items,if the specific object exists, control the display to display a request for an input selecting one of the two or more user identification information items;

    in response to selecting one of the two or more user identification information items, encrypt the image data using the selected user identification information item as an encryption key, andstore the encrypted image data in the memory.

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