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Methods and apparatuses for authentication and validation of computer-processable communications

United States Patent Application

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Computer-processable communication authentication and validation methods and apparatuses are described according to various embodiments. In one embodiment, an authentication and validation method comprises encapsulating an untrusted payload with a header and an authenticator. The header can comprise a unique identifier and the authenticator can comprise at least a portion of a keyed-hash message authentication (HMAC) value based on the content of the header, the content of the payload, and a unique key maintained for each of one or more receiving devices.
Hadley, Mark D. (Kennewick, WA), Goranson, Craig A. (Kennewick, WA), Huston, Kristy A. (Richland, WA), Guttromson, Ross T. (Richland, WA)
Battelle Memorial Institute (Richland WA)
11/ 479,402
June 29, 2006
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT [0001] This invention was made with Government support under Contract DE-AC05-76RL01830 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.