Patent Number: 6,167,519

Title: Secret information protection system

Abstract: A secret information protection system in an information processing system according to the present invention enables prevention of access to secret information by an unauthorized person, and includes; a storage unit for storing secret information to be protected from an unauthorized person; an erasure instructing unit for generating an erasing instruction, and the erasure instructing unit preferably consisting of a switch unit operated by an authorized person or by a cover of the information processing system for generating an ON/OFF signal as the erasing instruction to erase the secret information from the storage unit; and an erasure unit operatively connected to the storage unit for erasing the secret information in accordance with the erasing instruction from the erasure instructing unit.

Inventors: Sonobe; Masayuki (Kawasaki, JP)

Assignee: Fujitsu Limited

International Classification: G06F 21/00 (20060101); G06F 011/30 ()

Expiration Date: 12/26/2013