System and method for encrypting and decrypting files

  • US 7,373,517 B1
  • Filed: 08/19/1999
  • Issued: 05/13/2008
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/19/1999
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A method for storing and enabling access to data at a server, the method comprising:

  • receiving a hint at the server from a first device, the hint generated by executable code located on the first device;

    receiving, at the server, data encrypted by using a key, the key generated by performing a hashing algorithm on the hint and a password; and

    sending the hint to a second device.

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