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+ - TiVo's Unbreakable Password Patent

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kbox
kbox writes "Some of TiVo's patents have obvious applications and some of them are really held more for defensive purposes, but it's the bizarre ones that I find most interesting and on Tuesday, TiVo was issued a patent for a method of locking down hard drives, that involves creating a password, that is so hard to guess, it would take longer than the expected life of your hard drive for someone to crack. According to the patent document, the method is described as the following.

An authentication system for securing information within a disk drive to be read and written to only by a specific host computer such that it is difficult or impossible to access the drive by any system other than a designated host is disclosed.
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