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A method for hidden sensitive application on mobile device

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000238341D
Publication Date: 2014-Aug-19
Document File: 5 page(s) / 107K

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Abstract

More and more applications are applied on mobile device. Some of the applications might contain sensitive information such as banking application and private information record application. The security of such type of applications is the problem. A new method is introduced to hide the icon of the application, or even the applications in the system, unless the system administration access the mobile, the system would show the application.

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A method for hidden sensitive application on mobile device

Currently, there are more and more application applied on mobile device. Some of the applications might contain sensitive information such as banking application and private information record application. The security of such type of applications is one the problem.

We would like to provide a method to hide the icon of the application, or even the applications in the system, unless the system administration access the mobile, the system would show the application.

With this new method, it would be easy to hide the sensitive applications to protest the sensitive information. We could apply the method by the following processes:

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1. Access the system By administrator

We need a special password to identify the administrator, the authority for hiding the icons could only be applied by administrator.


2. Define the application to be hidden

After system logon by administrator, the user coulddefine the password. Any applications which the user assumes sensitive could be hidden by this method.


3. Whether user is administrator

When the user accesses the system next time, the system would identify the authority of the user in advance. If the user is the administrator, the system would show the application directly, or else the icons would not display the applications.


4. Hide the application

If the system assumes the user does not have the authority, the system would not show the in the system screen...