Method and system for authentication of electronic communications

Patent Number: 7,917,757
Issued: 3/29/2011
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Abstract: A method and system to authenticate electronic communications, such as email. A trusted third party records information of each of sender's communications, such as date, time and recipients. Recipients are allowed to verify if their incoming messages match the data of their senders' outgoing communications. Mismatches can be used to filter out fake messages assuming stolen identities.
Filed: 2/9/2007
Application Number: 11/704,729
Government Interests: STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT INTEREST This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. DE-NA0003525 awarded by the United States Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration. The Government has certain rights in the invention.