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Method and System for Preventing Unauthorized Viewing of Information through Reflections of a Screen.

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000246415D
Publication Date: 2016-Jun-06
Document File: 2 page(s) / 64K

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Abstract

A method and system is disclosed for preventing unauthorized viewing of confidential information through reflections of a screen.

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Method and System for Preventing Unauthorized Viewing of Information through Reflections of a Screen.

Disclosed is a method and system for preventing unauthorized viewing of confidential information through reflections of a screen.

Fig. 1 illustrates method steps for preventing unauthorized viewing of confidential information through reflections of a screen.

Fig. 1

The method analyzes screen viewing area for reflecting material. Thereafter, the method detects a reflecting material in the viewing area of the screen. Once the reflecting material has been detected, the method determines an angle of incidence and reflection in order to determine an area (reflection viewing area) where the reflection of the screen could be seen by a user as illustrated in Fig. 2.

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The method then monitors the reflection viewing area for unauthorized users (of the information on the screen). If a user enters the reflection viewing area, the method determines if the user is authorized. If the user is not authorized, the method re-orients the screen in order to change the angle of incidence/reflection so the unauthorized user would be unable to view the information. Alternatively, the method could also have hardware (non-reflective material) that could move in between the screen and the angle of incidence/reflection to prevent unauthorized access to the information on the screen.

In another implementation, the system is configured to re-orient the screen if an unaut...