System and method for appending security information to search engine results

CAFC
  • US 7,930,299 B2
  • Filed: 11/29/2006
  • Issued: 04/19/2011
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/30/2005
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for appending security information to search engine results, comprising:

  • issuing to a search engine a search request for web content, the search request having at least one designated search term;

    receiving from the search engine search results identifying web content that includes the at least one designated search term;

    generating a search results summary that presents the identified web content;

    issuing to a content scanner a request for assessment of at least a portion of the identified web content, for potential security risks;

    receiving from the content scanner assessments of potential security risks of the at least a portion of the identified web content; and

    dynamically generating a combined search and security results summary comprising;

    presenting the at least a portion of the identified web content, subsequent to said generating a search results summary and prior to completion of said receiving from the content scanner;

    dynamically updating the combined search and security results summary, comprising presenting potential security risks of the presented web content, after the assessments of potential security risks are received from the content scanner; and

    displaying a warning of potential risk, subsequent to said presenting and prior to said dynamically updating.

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