Patents by Inventor Dino Dai Zovi

Dino Dai Zovi has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20160307003
    Abstract: Techniques for securely displaying sensitive information against attempts to capture such information via screenshots are introduced. Similar to the pieces of a puzzle, a plurality of images that collectively represent a keypad (for example) are generated and each image represents a different part of the characters. The generated images are to be displayed to a human user in a sequential fashion at at least a predetermined minimum frame rate, such that the plurality of images sequentially displayed are perceivable by the human user collectively as the keypad. In each of the plurality of images, at least a part of the characters of the keypad is disguised or concealed, and in some embodiments, to the extent that not a single character of the keypad is recognizable by a human or a machine. Further, bogus data can be selectively inserted to enhance security.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Publication date: October 20, 2016
    Inventor: Dino Dai Zovi
  • Patent number: 9430635
    Abstract: Techniques for securely displaying sensitive information against attempts to capture such information via screenshots are introduced. Similar to the pieces of a puzzle, a plurality of images that collectively represent a keypad (for example) are generated and each image represents a different part of the characters. The generated images are to be displayed to a human user in a sequential fashion at at least a predetermined minimum frame rate, such that the plurality of images sequentially displayed are perceivable by the human user collectively as the keypad. In each of the plurality of images, at least a part of the characters of the keypad is disguised or concealed, and in some embodiments, to the extent that not a single character of the keypad is recognizable by a human or a machine. Further, bogus data can be selectively inserted to enhance security.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: Square, Inc.
    Inventor: Dino Dai Zovi
  • Publication number: 20160142202
    Abstract: A technique is introduced that can securely displaying decrypted images while preventing these decrypted images against an attempt to capture such. Some aspects of the technique include loading a cryptographic shader into a graphics processor unit (GPU) in the recipient's computer device separate from the CPU in the recipient's computer device. In some embodiments, the cryptographic shader that is loaded includes instructions that implement a white-box cryptographic algorithm to decrypt encrypted images. A cryptographic key is integrated within the white-box cryptographic algorithm so that the cryptographic key is protected from extraction. When the GPU receives the encrypted images, the cryptographic shader can perform decryption processes to generate decrypted images. The decrypted images are loaded by the GPU directly from the GPU into a frame buffer such that the decrypted images are to be displayed without any portion of the decrypted images passing through the CPU.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Publication date: May 19, 2016
    Inventor: Dino Dai Zovi
  • Publication number: 20160125181
    Abstract: Techniques for securely displaying sensitive information against attempts to capture such information via screenshots are introduced. Similar to the pieces of a puzzle, a plurality of images that collectively represent a keypad (for example) are generated and each image represents a different part of the characters. The generated images are to be displayed to a human user in a sequential fashion at at least a predetermined minimum frame rate, such that the plurality of images sequentially displayed are perceivable by the human user collectively as the keypad. In each of the plurality of images, at least a part of the characters of the keypad is disguised or concealed, and in some embodiments, to the extent that not a single character of the keypad is recognizable by a human or a machine. Further, bogus data can be selectively inserted to enhance security.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2014
    Publication date: May 5, 2016
    Inventor: Dino Dai Zovi
  • Publication number: 20160125193
    Abstract: Techniques for securely displaying sensitive information against attempts to capture such information via screenshots are introduced. Similar to the pieces of a puzzle, a plurality of images that collectively represent a keypad (for example) are generated and each image represents a different part of the characters. The generated images are to be displayed to a human user in a sequential fashion at at least a predetermined minimum frame rate, such that the plurality of images sequentially displayed are perceivable by the human user collectively as the keypad. In each of the plurality of images, at least a part of the characters of the keypad is disguised or concealed, and in some embodiments, to the extent that not a single character of the keypad is recognizable by a human or a machine. Not all of the plurality of images are displayed at any instant in time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2014
    Publication date: May 5, 2016
    Inventor: Dino Dai Zovi
  • Publication number: 20150324792
    Abstract: Disclosed is a technique for establishing a secure communication session between a mobile device and a card reader. The technique can involve using a trusted, remote validation server to validate security information of both the card reader and a POS module in the mobile device prior to, and as a precondition of, the card reader and the POS module establishing a secure communication session with each other. In certain embodiments the POS module sends the security information of both the card reader and the POS module to the validation server. The security information can include cryptographic keys of the POS module and the card reader and additional security information related to the POS module and its software environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2014
    Publication date: November 12, 2015
    Inventors: Max Joseph Guise, Jason Waddle, Dino Dai Zovi
  • Publication number: 20150324793
    Abstract: Disclosed is a technique for establishing a secure communication session between a mobile device and a card reader. The technique can involve using a trusted, remote validation server to validate security information of both the card reader and a POS module in the mobile device prior to, and as a precondition of, the card reader and the POS module establishing a secure communication session with each other. In certain embodiments the POS module sends the security information of both the card reader and the POS module to the validation server. The security information can include cryptographic keys of the POS module and the card reader and additional security information related to the POS module and its software environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2015
    Publication date: November 12, 2015
    Inventors: Max Joseph Guise, Jason Waddle, Dino Dai Zovi
  • Patent number: 8990121
    Abstract: Disclosed is a technique for establishing a secure communication session between a mobile device and a card reader. The technique can involve using a trusted, remote validation server to validate security information of both the card reader and a POS module in the mobile device prior to, and as a precondition of, the card reader and the POS module establishing a secure communication session with each other. In certain embodiments the POS module sends the security information of both the card reader and the POS module to the validation server. The security information can include cryptographic keys of the POS module and the card reader and additional security information related to the POS module and its software environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Square, Inc.
    Inventors: Max Joseph Guise, Jason Waddle, Dino Dai Zovi