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Title: Controlling user access to electronic resources without password

Abstract

Described herein are devices and techniques for remotely controlling user access to a restricted computer resource. The process includes pre-determining an association of the restricted computer resource and computer-resource-proximal environmental information. Indicia of user-proximal environmental information are received from a user requesting access to the restricted computer resource. Received indicia of user-proximal environmental information are compared to associated computer-resource-proximal environmental information. User access to the restricted computer resource is selectively granted responsive to a favorable comparison in which the user-proximal environmental information is sufficiently similar to the computer-resource proximal environmental information. In at least some embodiments, the process further includes comparing user-supplied biometric measure and comparing it with a predetermined association of at least one biometric measure of an authorized user. Access to the restricted computer resource is granted in response to a favorable comparison.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Angel Secure Networks, Inc., Old Town, ME (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1184556
Patent Number(s):
9058482
Application Number:
13/410,287
Assignee:
Angel Secure Networks, Inc. (Old Town, ME)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
H - ELECTRICITY H04 - ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE H04L - TRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION, e.g. TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION
G - PHYSICS G06 - COMPUTING G06F - ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
DOE Contract Number:  
FG02-08ER5047
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
97 MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTING; 99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS

Citation Formats

Smith, Fred Hewitt. Controlling user access to electronic resources without password. United States: N. p., 2015. Web.
Smith, Fred Hewitt. Controlling user access to electronic resources without password. United States.
Smith, Fred Hewitt. Tue . "Controlling user access to electronic resources without password". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1184556.
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