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1. (WO2018203902) ASSURING EXTERNAL ACCESSIBILITY FOR DEVICES ON A NETWORK

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/203902    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/031034
Publication Date: Fri Nov 09 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Fri May 05 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: G06F 21/00
G06F 19/00
G06F 15/00
Applicants: BRICKELL, Ernest
Inventors: BRICKELL, Ernest
Title: ASSURING EXTERNAL ACCESSIBILITY FOR DEVICES ON A NETWORK
Abstract:
The present invention comprises methods and apparati for permitting Computing Devices (200) to safely accept Payloads (220) from External Access Entity Devices (260), and to safely access external Networks (710). In an apparatus embodiment, a Computing Device (200) contains an Access Control Module (210) comprising an Access Verification Public Key (211) and a Device Signature Key (214). The Access Control Module (210) is configured to verify authorization of an External Access Payload (220) by verifying a digital signature affixed to the Payload (220) using the Access Verification Public Key (211). The authorized External Access Payload (220) is then permitted to execute on the Computing Device (200). The Access Control Module (210) is also configured to receive from a Network Access Device (600) information associated with a Network (710) access request, and to create a plurality of digital signatures, using the Device Signature Key (214), that link said information associated with the Network (710) access request with the Access Verification Public Key (211).