Online Security against Stolen Passwords, Web Bots, Spam, Phishing and MITM attacks. ICAP Patent Brokerage Announces Pivotal Computer Security and On-Line Access Technologies to be Auctioned

Jul 12, 2012, 09:00 ET from ICAP Patent Brokerage

SAN FRANCISCO, July 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ICAP Patent Brokerage, a division of ICAP plc and the world's largest intellectual property brokerage firm and organizer of ICAP Ocean Tomo Auctions, is offering for auction four lots directly targeted at protecting against the advent of computer hacking and internet crime. The lots being sold by ASTAV, inc. will be included in the 16th ICAP Ocean Tomo IP Auction on July 26, 2012, at the Julia Morgan Ballroom in San Francisco, California.


"We are excited to be offering this portfolio to our global base of buyers," says Dean Becker, CEO ICAP Patent Brokerage and ICAP Ocean Tomo auctions.

Key Characteristics & Benefits
The first ASTAV, inc. lot includes advanced techniques for authenticating online accesses which, unlike prior techniques, do not burden users and providers with excessive costs and inconvenience even in the face of stolen passwords and man-in-the-middle attacks. These advanced techniques provide secure two-factor authentication by employing a user's own telephone device, which can be a mobile phone.  Here is a video demonstration:

The second and third ASTAV, inc. lots offer improved online human tests along with techniques for protecting against online scammers who use OCR bots or low paid workers or duped online users to defeat human tests for the purpose of engaging in malevolent acts. 

The fourth ASTAV, inc. lot offers a powerful and flexible anti-spam arsenal that turns the tables on spammers.

To learn more about the assets available for sale in this portfolio:
Contact Paul Greco of ICAP Patent Brokerage at 212-815-6692 or via email at

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