Multichannel device utilizing a centralized out-of-band authentication system (COBAS)

  • US 8,484,698 B2
  • Filed: 12/01/2010
  • Issued: 07/09/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/05/2000
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A software method for employing a multichannel security system to control access to a computer, comprising the steps of:

  • receiving at an interception device in a first channel a login identification demand to access a host computer also in the first channel;

    verifying the login identification;

    receiving at a security computer in a second channel the demand for access and the login identification;

    outputting from the security computer a prompt requesting transmission of data;

    receiving the transmitted data at the security computer;

    comparing the transmitted data to predetermined data; and

    depending on the comparison of the transmitted and the predetermined data, outputting an instruction from the security computer to the host computer to grant access to the host computer or deny access thereto.

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