Symantec Assigned Patent for Security Scanner for User-generated Web Content
(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) By Targeted News Service
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 16 -- Symantec, Mountain View, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,356,352) developed by Abubakar Wawda, Los Angeles, Gerry A. Egan, Santa Monica, Calif., and Adam Bromwich, Santa Monica, Calif., for a "security scanner for user-generated web content."
The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "User-generated web content is received prior to posting by a client system, such as a web content hosting system. The user-generated web content is executed in a virtual environment and monitored for malicious behavior. Execution of the web content in the virtual environment forces code in the web content to run such that the actions the code takes, especially malicious behavior, are not obfuscated. If malicious behavior is detected, the user-generated web content is blocked from posting to the web content hosting system. Alternatively, when malicious behavior is not detected, the user-generated web content is permitted to be posted to the web content hosting system."
The patent application was filed on June 16, 2008 (12/140,137). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,356,352&OS=8,356,352&RS=8,356,352
Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.
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