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The Dropbox, Inc. patent solves the following problem:
The present system relates to security systems and procedures, and particularly, it relates to the protection of user data and accounts from phishing attacks.
Our analysis of this patent is as follows:
Dropbox, Inc.’s patent US 9215242 B2 deals with Methods and systems for preventing unauthorized acquisition of user information.
The personification of providing ways and systems to identify and prevent phishing of user information, such as their username and password. In one picture, a website detects as a threshold matter if the user comes to the site by an automatic redirection from a visited site or the user clicked on a link to the website from the previous site. If this threshold is met, then by evaluating the website based on various criteria to determine whether it appears to be a phishing site. If phishing is suspected, then the user will be informed and the various protective actions can be performed.
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