Method and apparatus for generating random data-encryption keys

  • US 20100008499A1
  • Filed: 04/06/2007
  • Published: 01/14/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/06/2007
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for generating random data-encryption keys for data files, the method comprising:

  • receiving a command at a computer system to create a data file that may include encrypted data, and wherein the data file includes a wrapped data-encryption key to facilitate encrypting and decrypting data;

    in response to the command, generating a bit pattern to be used as the wrapped data-encryption key; and

    creating the data file, which includes the bit pattern, as the wrapped data-encryption key.

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