Preventing The Capture Of Sensitive Information
Anti-spyware; Copyright protection; Image security; No-capture hardware feature; Security
Protecting sensitive information (credit card information, social security number ...etc) and copyrighted materials (images, e-books, videos...etc) from being captured is of utmost importance as it can lead to serious repercussions if the collected data lands into unscrupulous hands. Despite tremendous advances in security, plenty of security problems still afflict systems. Also existing security approaches do not prevent processes running in the background from capturing sensitive information on the screen. This paper introduces three security levels that can be used to protect sensitive information and copyrighted materials. First level (low security) prevents capturing of sensitive data by users that do not have administration privileges. Second level (medium security) protects many attacks such as replacing the display driver. For the third level (high security), the paper proposes a no-capture hardware security feature and uses this feature for designing the third security level that prevents capturing of sensitive data by users that have administration privileges. Copyright 2005 ACM.
Proceedings of the Annual Southeast Conference
Number of Pages
Article; Proceedings Paper
Source API URL
Hussain, Khaled; Addulla, Naveen; and Rajan, Sharon, "Preventing The Capture Of Sensitive Information" (2005). Scopus Export 2000s. 3158.