System and method for alerting on open file-share sessions on a user's electronic device

  • US 7,581,004 B2
  • Filed: 02/15/2006
  • Issued: 08/25/2009
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/15/2006
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method of protecting an electronic device against unauthorized access to files and folders associated with said electronic device, comprising:

  • determining whether there are active file-share sessions associated with said electronic device;

    in the event at least one active file-share session is determined to exist, determining whether the at least one active file-share session is included on an approved share-session list;

    in the event the at least one active file-share session is determined not to be on the approved share-session list, retrieving identifying information of a remote device associated with the at least one active file-share session; and

    sending an alert, wherein the alert includes the identifying information of the remote device and an approval request providing a recipient of the alert a capability to approve or terminate the at least one active file-share session;

    in response to receiving an approval from said recipient, including on the approved share-session list the at least one active file share session; and

    in response to receiving a denial from said recipient, terminating the at least one active file-share session.

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