Method and system for embedded, automated, component-level control of computer systems and other complex systems

  • US 6,594,765 B2
  • Filed: 05/01/2001
  • Issued: 07/15/2003
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/29/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A system for securing an automotive system, the system comprising:

  • an automotive system including a device;

    an agent embedded in the device that, when authorized, enables operation of the device and that, when not authorized, disables operation of the device; and

    a server coupled to the embedded agent that, by exchanging a number of messages with the embedded agent that together compose a handshake operation, authorizes the embedded agent to enable operation of the device.

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