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Device security method using device specific authentication

United States Patent Application

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A method for improving security to a computer system, and a computer system with improved security, that performs the steps of interrogating at least one device in communication with the computer system to gather a device identifier uniquely identifying the device, compares the device identifier with a list of identifiers to determine a level of trust, and regulates communication between the device and the computer based upon the level of trust.
Kempka, Anthony A. (Backus, MN)
Battelle Memorial Institute
11/ 711,956
February 27, 2007
[0001] The invention was made with Government support under Contract DE-AC0676RLO 1830, awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.