Re: Already done! DOJ went ONLY after a guy who violated physical security,
and falsified a sub-net address
WHAT are you talking about?!? His MAC address ?
That's a machine address that should be unique to a network/sub-net. Changing MACs helps in troubleshooting as NO 2(or more) computers can have the same MAC(just like an IP address). I've had to do it on occasion at home because of computer disconnects, network freezes, and the like.
It talks mainly about the smart cards... they were/are primarily used in Cable/satellite set-top boxes.
Smart cards were used well before it was even filed ...
The focus of the patent is in use of the smart card for communication and encoding/encryption for secure verification for access.
The fact that the patent primarily centers around the smart cards shows that the patent's focus, and what it's being used in trolling, aren't the same. And that's just aside from it's broad obviousness.
Gah, software patents are an insult to programmers and innovators everywhere. You may as well be trying to patent 'the internet' as broad and vague as these patents are.