At Pomcor we conduct research on web and mobile technology. Our mission is to identify shortcomings of current technology and provide innovative solutions that advance the state of the art. We are currently working on cryptographic authentication methods for mobile devices. We also have an interest in transport layer security and in the use of mathematical analysis of security protocols to avoid the kind of vulnerabilities that have plagued TLS.
We discuss our research and issues related to privacy and Internet identity on our blog and in research papers, listed below.
We have invented a mobile authentication architecture that facilitates the deployment of cryptographic authentication techniques, a method of multifactor authentication secure against an adversary who captures the user’s device, and a technique for effective data protection on mobile devices. We have also invented methods of protecting passwords against online guessing attacks, securing the distribution of temporary passwords, protecting file-sharing applications against attacks through shared files and, in the area of search, methods of exploring the result sets of multiple queries simultaneously, analyzing queries that produce zero results, and browsing real-time results that change as they are being browsed.
We are the creators of Noflail Search, a multisearch engine that incorporates several of our innovations in the area of search.
Our growing intellectual property portfolio currently includes four patents granted and several patents pending.
We have received an NSF grant and been invited to participate in several NIST and W3C workshops, including the NIST Meeting on Privacy-Enhancing Cryptography and the NIST workshop on Cryptographic Key Management. We take part regularly in the biannual Internet Identity Workshop
Pomcor is a graduate of the San Diego CONNECT Springboard program. We have recently moved from San Diego to San Jose. Find out more about us in the company page. Please contact us if you are interested in licensing our intellectual property or taking advantage of our consulting services.