Security system for internet provider transaction

  • US 5,845,070 A
  • Filed: 12/18/1996
  • Issued: 12/01/1998
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/18/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A method of authenticating a user'"'"'s confidential information and preserving the confidentiality against unauthorized use, said information being essential for conducting Internet transactions between a log-in and log-out session, comprising the steps of:

  • accessing the Internet by the user entering a first data set into a computer based controller to control modems and communication protocols;

    establishing a data base containing confidential information subject to authentication with a user'"'"'s first data set;

    submitting said first data set to a tracking and authentication control module requesting authentication of the user, said tracking and authentication control module including a data base containing user'"'"'s confidential information, an authentication server for authenticating said first data set and a certification server, said certification server containing validation data for authenticating and internet entity approved for conducting internet transaction;

    comparing the user'"'"'s first data set input to the authentication server incident to accessing the internet with the I.D. and password in the data base and subject to a validating match;

    issuing a second data set in real time by the authentication server subject to a validation match of the I.D. and password with the data in the database usable for the instant transaction;

    submitting the second data set to the certification server upon the initiation of a transaction by the user;

    consummating the transaction subject to validation of the second data set by tying the confidential information in the data base to the user whereby the confidential information is retained undisclosed in the data base.

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