Computer system security method and apparatus having program authorization information data structures

  • US 5,412,717 A
  • Filed: 05/15/1992
  • Issued: 05/02/1995
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/15/1992
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. In a digital computer system having a digital data processing means for executing a plurality of digital programs and a memory means for storing digital program instructions and digital data, apparatus for protecting a digital computer user from operations typically performable by a digital computer program executing on behalf of a user comprising:

  • means for storing a plurality of digital authorization entries in said memory means, wherein said entries qualify operations which an associated program is permitted to perform when executed by said processing means; and

    means for storing in at least one segment, digital data for associating said authorization entries with at least one program.

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