US Patent No. 9,268,956

ONLINE-MONITORING AGENT, SYSTEM, AND METHOD FOR IMPROVED DETECTION AND MONITORING OF ONLINE ACCOUNTS


Patent No. 9,268,956
Issue Date February 23, 2016
Title Online-monitoring Agent, System, And Method For Improved Detection And Monitoring Of Online Accounts
Inventorship Joseph Anakata, Alameda, CA (US)
Daniel Hodges, San Francisco, CA (US)
Assignee Location Labs, Inc., Emeryville, CA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,268,956

1. A computer-implemented monitoring method comprising:
providing an online-monitoring agent configured for local monitoring of a personal computing device;
accessing via the online-monitoring agent a uniform resource locator (URL) list to determine if an outgoing connection to
a targeted application server website should use Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) or Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure
(HTTPS) to meet the security requirements of the targeted application server website such that when the URL list indicates
a HTTP level of security, the online-monitoring agent accesses the targeted application server website via HTTP and when the
URL list indicates a HTTPS level of security, the online-monitoring agent accesses the targeted application server website
via HTTPS;

removing via the online-monitoring agent an automatic redirect if the targeted application server executes a Hypertext Transfer
Protocol (HTTP) redirect process;

accessing via the online-monitoring agent the targeted application server website directly such that at least one website
page can be intercepted; and

rewriting via the online-monitoring agent the intercepted at least one website page to retain a connection using HTTP;
receiving identifying information associated with at least one of an account, email address, site, and service from the personal
computing device via the online-monitoring agent; and

monitoring via a network the at least one of the account, email address, site, and service based on the identifying information
received via the online-monitoring agent.