Patent Number: 7,089,595

Title: Device and method for disabling an override hardware pin assertion

Abstract: One embodiment of present invention is a method for preventing the modification of a primary pass-phrase of an electronic system. Access to stored information such as a primary pass-phrase is disabled despite assertion of an override pin of an integrated circuit device of the electronic device when an override disable pin of the integrated circuit device is asserted prior to assertion of the override pin.

Inventors: Grawrock; David W. (Aloha, OR)

Assignee: Intel Corporation

International Classification: G06F 12/14 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/08/02018