Patent Number: 6,252,869

Title: Data network security system and method

Abstract: A secure communication mechanism for communicating credit card or other sensitive information between a user terminal and a server which communicate over a data network (e.g.,Internet). For secure or private communication of sensitive information over a data network, a telephone connection is established between the originating server to which the user is connected for access to the data network and the SP to which the sensitive information is directed. The method and system provide for a secure electronic commercial transaction between a user and a service provider which charges for information and/or services and/or goods, wherein sensitive information includes credit card information transmitted from the user to the service provider, and/or electronic information or services transmitted from the service provider to the user in exchange for payment received from the user.

Inventors: Silverman; David P. (Somerville, NJ)

Assignee: AT&T Corp.

International Classification: G06Q 20/00 (20060101); G07F 7/10 (20060101); H04L 29/06 (20060101); H04L 012/64 ()

Expiration Date: 06/26/2018