System and method for secure three-party communications

  • US 8,904,181 B1
  • Filed: 11/20/2012
  • Issued: 12/02/2014
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/23/2001
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A key handler, comprising:

  • an interface to a memory which stores a plurality of encrypted records, each encrypted record having an associated asymmetric encryption key pair and being encrypted with a first component of the associated asymmetric encryption key pair;

    at least one automated processor operating in a privileged processing environment, configured to receive a selected encrypted record from the memory through the interface, to negotiate at least one asymmetric session key, and to transcrypt the encrypted message to a transcrypted message in an integral process substantially without intermediate decryption, using a transcryption key derived at least in part from the at least one asymmetric session key; and

    a communication port configured to conduct the negotiation for the at least one asymmetric session key and to communicate the transcrypted record.

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