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Portable Security: Michigan Engineering Designs Laptop Security System

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August 19, 2002
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University Of Michigan College Of Engineering
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Engineers at the University of Michigan have developed a security framework for mobile computing devices that will automatically encrypt sensitive information when owners stray too far from their machines, or vice-versa. Called ZIA, or Zero-Interaction Authentication, the system could help protect sensitive documents from falling into the wrong hands.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Thanks to laptop computers and other mobile devices, many of us now work extensively on the run -- crunching numbers while we wait for a flight, assembling last minute presentations from our hotel rooms, or firing off pool-side emails when we should be on vacation. But what happens to our confidential documents when our laptops take a trip without us?


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