1128628-A1 is referenced by 3 patents and cites 4 patents.

To authenticate an Internet web site, the web site is verified each time it is accessed by a user browser. On receipt of a page request, the web site generates a web page into which is embedded a unique identifier. A Java applet for execution of the verification process may also be embedded or may be resident on the user browser. At the user, the browser instantiates the applet and extracts the unique identifier which is sent, together with browser and web site location data to a verification server. The server performs a lookup comparing the unique identifier and its address with a record of the correct identifier and address. Based on the comparison, an approval status is generated and sent back to the browser. This is displayed as a graphic in the browser. The graphic includes an animated portion to increase security.

Title
Method and apparatus for internet web site authentication
Application Number
EP20000301409 20000223
Publication Number
1128628 (A1)
Application Date
February 23, 2000
Publication Date
August 29, 2001
Inventor
Hawkes Michael Esq
GB
Assignee
Tradesafely Com
GB
IPC
H04L 29/06
H04L 29/06
G06Q 30/00
G06F 21/00
G06F 17/30
H04L 29/06
G06Q 30/00
G06F 21/00
G06F 17/30
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