Limited-use browser and security system

  • US 7,130,831 B2
  • Filed: 09/10/1999
  • Issued: 10/31/2006
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/08/1999
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A method for controlling access to information presented by a web browser executing on a local computer system connected to a computer network, wherein content is downloaded from a source over the computer network to the web browser, the method comprising:

  • downloading, from the source to the local computer system, authorization information that configures the web browser to process content in a manner determined by the source;

    downloading content from the source to the local computer system;

    presenting the downloaded content within a browser window of the web browser; and

    as determined by the source in accordance with the authorization information, disabling at the local computer system a disallowed user function that affects the downloaded content when the downloaded content is within the browser window.

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