Publication Date


Advisor(s) - Committee Chair

Dr. Guangming Xing, Director, Dr. Huanjing Wang, Dr. Qi Li

Degree Program

Department of Mathematics and Computer Science

Degree Type

Master of Science


We have inorganically increased the use of web applications to the point of using them for almost everything and making them an essential part of our everyday lives. As a result, the enhancement of privacy and security policies for the web applications is becoming increasingly essential. The importance and stateless nature of the web infrastructure made the web a preferred target of attacks. The current web access control system is a reason behind the victory of attacks. The current web consists of two major components, the browser and the server, where the effective access control system needs to be implemented. In terms of an access control system, the current web has adopted the inadequate same origin policy and same session policy for the browser and server, respectively. The current web access control system policies are sufficient for the earlier day's web, which became inadequate to address the protection needs of today's web.

In order to protect the web application from un-trusted contents, we provide an enhanced browser based access control system by enabling the dynamic scoping. Our security model for the browser will allow the client and trusted web application contents to share a common library and protect web contents from each other, while they still get executed at different trust levels. We have implemented a working model of an enhanced browser based access control system in Java, under the Lobo browser.


Computer Sciences | Databases and Information Systems