Patent Number: 7,827,614

Title: Automatically hiding sensitive information obtainable from a process table

Abstract: The present invention provides a system and method for automatically hiding sensitive information, obtainable from a process table, from other processes that should not access the sensitive information. The system and method include a sensitive command attribute table that is used by a system administrator to designate the commands and command attributes that will typically be associated with sensitive information. The sensitive command attribute table is used when a command is entered that requests information from the process table to be displayed or output. In response, a search of the process table entries is made to determine if a command and/or its attribute in the process table matches an entry in the sensitive command attribute table. If so, the command, its attributes, and/or its attribute values are blanked from the output of the process table information.

Inventors: Genty; Denise Marie (Austin, TX), Mullen; Shawn Patrick (Buda, TX), Tesauro; James Stanley (Austin, TX)

Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation

International Classification: G06F 17/30 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-02 0:00:00