Thursdays the PTO publishes new pending patent applications. Both of today's Spotlight Applications concern aspects of digital rights management. Assigned to Intel, the first application discloses a digital rights management (DRM) locker. Assigned to Cisco, the second application discloses techniques for plaintext injection attack protection.
20140196155, "Digital rights management (DRM) locker," apparently assigned to Intel.
Methods, apparatuses and storage medium associated digital rights management (DRM) using DRM locker is disclosed herein. In embodiments, a DRM locker is provided to a client device. The DRM locker may be configured to store a number of DRM licenses or keys for a number of DRM protected contents. The DRM locker, on presentation of an associated locker key, may respond to a request for one or more of the stored DRM licenses or keys, to enable consumption of the corresponding DRM protected contents using the client device. Other embodiments may be disclosed or claimed.
20140195816, "Plaintext Injection Attack Protection," assigned to Cisco.
A system including a memory having regions including a first and second region, the first region being different from the second region, and a digital rights management engine to receive a plurality of ciphertext cipher blocks, decrypt the ciphertext cipher blocks yielding plaintext cipher blocks, output the plaintext cipher blocks to the first region of the memory over a period of time, provide a plurality of decoy cipher blocks in addition to the plaintext cipher blocks, the decoy cipher blocks having a pattern in which: a first one of the decoy cipher blocks consists of data, and a second one of the decoy cipher blocks consists of data which is the same as the data of the first one of the decoy cipher blocks, and output the decoy cipher blocks to the second region of the memory during the period of time. Related apparatus and methods are also included.