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Method and System for Viewing Restricted Information on a Virtual Machine

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000237162D
Publication Date: 2014-Jun-05
Document File: 1 page(s) / 62K

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Abstract

A method and system is disclosed for viewing restricted information on a virtual machine (VM) by encrypting the restricted information on a hypervisor of the virtual machine. The restricted information may be personal or confidential data of a user.

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Method and System for Viewing Restricted Information on a Virtual Machine

Disclosed is a method and system for viewing restricted information on a virtual machine (VM) by encrypting the restricted information on a hypervisor of the virtual machine. The restricted information may be personal or confidential data of a user.

In accordance with the method and system, a restricted virtual machine (VM) is used for viewing restricted information over a more secure environment. The restricted VM includes a restricted virtual operation platform and one or more open virtual operation platforms. The one or more open virtual operation platforms allow a user to continue working on standard workflow, access e-mail and insecure sites. The restricted virtual operation platform allows secure access to restricted information. The restricted information is encrypted at the hypervisor or a virtual machine monitor (VMM) until the restricted information is viewed at a VM level. The hypervisor does not have access to the restricted information and routes the restricted information to an appropriate virtual machine. The virtual machine receives the restricted information and decrypts the restricted information. The virtual machine restricts viewing of the restricted information to a read only mode and does not allow one or more of, saving, modification, screen capture and cut and paste options. In an embodiment, the virtual machine specifies a specific period of time for which the rest...