Hidden data backup and retrieval for a secure device

  • US 20040187012A1
  • Filed: 03/21/2003
  • Published: 09/23/2004
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/21/2003
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A method of securely storing information, performed by a computer and storage system, said method comprising the steps of:

  • receiving a request for storage from a user along with an irreversibly encrypted authentication code that is unique to a user identity;

    receiving a reversibly encrypted information that has an encryption key different from the irreversibly encrypted authentication code; and

    in response to the request, storing the reversibly encrypted information indexed to the irreversibly encrypted authentication code without any further identification of the user.

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