Posts

Using Google Authenticator OTP for Windows login

 

 

System requirements: Windows 7,8,10, 2008,2012

The access to your computer or user account is usually password-protected. But sometimes it is not enough, especially, when your data requires high level of confidentiality. You don’t want to provide attackers with the chance to get hold of your most secret stuff your data, don’t you? We has included Google Authenticator and Yubikey HOTP support into Rohos Logon Key. Now Windows login is performed in High-Safety mode by using Time based One Time Password and HOTP codes.

If you have Android, iOS or BlackBerry phones, use Google Authenticator program. Protect your computer with strong OTP password (One Time Password). OTP password – the password generated by special device or program, and it is valid only once and right at the moment it has been generated. And there is no sense to spy on or capture such password. Whenever you try to enter the same password one more time or a bit later i.e. beyond the time interval predetermined – it will be rejected. Each time you log on to your computer, you will be requested an OTP password from your phone.
Integrated into Rohos Logon Key program, Google Authenticator will serve as logon key to your PC.  You will always have your secret password with you in your phone. You won’t have to enter Windows password manually, the program will do it for you. Comfortable and reliable.

How to use Google Authenticator app to log in to your PC?

So, let us take, for example, the Android phone and consider how to set up Rohos Logon Key for Windows using OTP password from Google Authenticator app.

1. Make sure you have Google Authenticator app intalled on your phone. (Googles or Barcode Scanneradditionally may be required for QR code scan).

2. Once the applications installed on the phone, you can start setting up Rohos Logon Key for your computer.

  • Install the latest Rohos Logon Key v3.0  for Windows.
  • Open Rohos Logon > Options dialog and select from the authentication devices list – Google Authenticator (OATH), serving as a security key. Then press OK. Read more

Rohos Logon Key v. 2.4 handle Lion OS X . A new level of security

We are really happy to announce a beta version of Rohos Logon Key for MAC OS X Lion. Despite Apple Inc, promised to fix the issue with Authentication plugin 4 months ago, and they didnt until now. We decided to release this beta now.

Known issues:

  • We was not able to support new Lion login screen with user icons
  • Rohos replaces login screen with a generic-style – “Please Enter User name and password” (see on the screenshot)
  • Restart/Sleep buttons doesnt work for a while on the login screen

Rohos Logon Key features:

  • Two-factor authentication: PIN code + USB flash drive.
  • Transform any USB flash drive into the key to your MAC.
  • You don’t need to enter your password manually each time you unlock your Mac or system preferences.
  • Easy-to-use and configure.
  • Supports Yubikey, USB Drive,Touchatag, Bluetooth devices for authentication
  • Unlock system keychain by using USB Key.

Rohos Logon Key – Logging into OS X Lion:

Read more

Rohos Logon Key for Mac v.2.4

Rohos Logon Key for Mac v.2.4 is out!


Rohos Logon Key for mac

Rohos Logon Key for Mac


Read more

Rohos Logon Key v.2.8 with MiFare smart cards provides safeguard physical and network access.

Chisinau, Moldova (08/04/10)  Tesline-Service today announced that now its two-factor authentication solution Rohos Logon Key v.2.8 supports MiFare S50/S70 smart cards to provide the most secure physical and network access to Windows systems.

The use of Smart Cards for user authentication is considered to be the strongest form of authentication and combines something physical (Smart Card) with confidential information (PIN) to provide what is known as “two-factor authentication.” Rohos Logon Key along with MiFare is a perfect solution for companies with environment that requires many employees to log into just one or only a few PCs. It will help thousands of organizations balance user convenience with strong security to create a competitive advantage and maintain trust within the enterprise.

The solution provides one of the most advanced authentication solutions available, using RFID smart card technology with the following benefits:

  • Avoid constant friction wears away the interface between token and PC
  • Possibility to use Mifare token with Rohos Logon Key as an Access Card used in the community, company
  • Supports Remote Desktop login using Microsoft Remote Desktop Control utility

Read more

Rohos Logon Key for Mac v.2.3. No worries about your Mac’s security.

Should you be worried about your Mac’s security? Yes, unless your machine has reliable security software that would protect your precious Mac from prying eyes and yet add login convenience. Do you use a piece of security software, or do you think it’s unnecessary caution?

Rohos Logon Key for Mac is two-factor authentication solution that allows secure Mac login, keychain access and desktop unlock with a USB key.

Thanks to  useful and plenty of users’ feedback Rohos Logon Key for Mac has undergone some improvements. Today we publish version 2.3.

Download and install over Rohos Logon Key for Mac v.2.3

What’s new:

  • Improved Spanish localization
  • Now Rohos Logon does not automatically unlock System Keychain. It just fills in user name, password then user needs to click OK to confirm the privileged operation.
  • Rohos Logon Icon in the status bar is hidden by default.
  • Fixed Yubikey support that leads to system hang in some cases.

Data security and authentication with Kanguru USB drive

These days login-mania requirement is to keep your data secure while maintaining your sanity. This time we’d like to present you authentication solution for Windows logon – Rohos Logon Key with Kanguru Defender, a hard combination to beat, regardless of what others may say.

The Kanguru Defender is a highly secure hardware encryption device that might meet or even exceed your security pretensions. Comparing it to previously reviewed IronKey we should emphasize that it’s easy to use and quite affordable – $49 USD.

Kanguru takes two-step approach to securing sensitive data:

  1. At the device level Kanguru starts with military grade hardware based AES encryption.
  2. Adds the ability to remotely manage your Kanguru Defender from a central location. The Kanguru Defender does not come with KRMC enabled by default. (for more information about KRMC, visit: http://shop.kanguru.com/index.php/flash-management/krmc)

Main features:

  • Password protected and encrypted data partition for your secure files
  • Does NOT require Admin privileges on any PC to open secure partition.
  • Write protect switch (actually this may safe you from viruses on guest PC)
  • Has only 1 secret drive. There is no Open and Secret partition options.
  • Password reset allow to turn USB drive configuration into factory defaults and create new password once again.

Read more

Yubikey 2.0 Setup Dynamic configuration for Rohos Logon with static AES key

Some time ago we got  YubiKey 2.0. and YubiKey 2.0 RFID devices from Yubico. Both of them are 2.01.1 firmware versions. The newer key (on the picture is above) a bit thicker, has a special circular press area and the body is more steady.

The Yubikey is a One-Time-Password token that works via the USB keyboard interface. New generation of Yubikeys also combines 2 devices in 1 Yubikey: OTP + RFID or OTP + 1 static password generator. OTP + OATH OTP (Firmware 2.1). Also Yubikey has many changes on backed.

What’s new in Yubikey 2.0:

  • Improved security.
  • Yubikey allows to have 2 configurations. Many YubiKey users wanted to have possibility to use YubiKey as static password generator + OTP token. Here it is.
  • Beautiful and easy to use Configuration Utility.
  • Dual-device: Yubikey + RFID (Classic Mifare 1k) or OATH 6 or 8 digit code identity.
  • New Yubico validation server:
    + allows uploading custom AES keys.
    + allows revoking Yubikeys
    + Validation protocol 2.0
  • Yubikey solutions Wiki – the list of the vendors, integrators and software that work with Yubikey.

Configuration Utility

allows reprograming Yubikey Configuration #1 or  Configuration #2.

Second Configuration

YubiKey 2.0 works in the press-and-hold fashion.  First off, the presses are time based. Where in v.1 you held it down until it started printing out the characters, with v.2.0 you make short press for the first config and long press (2.5 – 5 seconds technically) to generate second config OTP. Please note Yubikey configuration #2 has a feature allowing use to update static password if you press and hold the key for 8-15 seconds.

By default, Rohos Logon Key works with v.2 as usual but one customer was sent raw YubiKeys (version 2.1.1 not being configured) . So he asked us to give a step-by-step guide on how to set up YubiKey with Rohos Logon if Yubikey is not configured with OTP.

Here you may download the Guide – Yubikey 2.0 Setup Dynamic configuration for Rohos Logon with static AES

Read more

Lock/unlock your Mac with Rohos Logon Key. Video review by Alex.

One of Rohos Logon Key for Mac users, Alex, has volunteered to make a video about the program. Looks like it turned out to be a success for a young Mac user. :-) From his video you will learn that “Rohos Logon Key turns any USB into a key to unlock your computer.” So whenever you do not want to type in your password just like Alex has confessed, plug in your USB.

Rohos Logon Key for Mac benefits:

  1. To unlock your computer just plug in your USB
  2. Going for a break or lunch just pull the USB key out and the program will do whatever you want to (preliminary setup is required):
    1. Shut down
    2. Goes to sleep, etc.

Alex demonstrates how Rohos Logon Key looks and works on Mac:

  • Showing Rohos Preferences window
  • Setting actions upon USB key removal
  • Possibility to turn Rohos Logon Key OFF in case your USB key is stolen
  • Possibility to add new USB keys to access your computer is amazingly fast!

Thank you Alex and success to you in all your undertakings.

Rohos Logon Key v.2.0 for Mac OS X

(Updated 16 Nov 2009)

Are you using Mac? You’d be glad to learn that we have just released new Rohos Logon Key v. 2.0 for Mac OS X to ensure safe and secure authentication. It works for both Leopard and Snow Leopard versions. We are here working hard to provide you with the very best services we can and we look forward to continuing to do so into the future.

With this completely new version Rohos Logon adds convenient authentication security for Mac OS X login and unlocking after a screen saver. But also works like a security Key for privileged operations made by the user during installing software, changing system preferences, etc. So you don’t need to enter your password manually in most cases.

What’s new:

  • Re-implemented login screen. Now Rohos Logon replaces Mac OS X logon screen.
  • “Screen Saver Password” dialog box is replaced by Rohos Logon.
  • Rohos Logon dialog box also replaces System Keychain authentication dialog box. This dialog box authenticates almost all privileged operations made by the user (installing software, changing system preferences, etc.).

Download Rohos Logon Key for Mac 2.0: rohos_logon.zip

Read more

Rohos Logon Key v.2.7 for Windows Seven

Windows Seven support for Rohos.

Rohos Logon Key v.2.7. offers two-factor authentication solution for Windows Seven based on various USB tokens and authentication devices. By using a strong and secured password stored on a USB token you can improve your computer security.

What’s new in Rohos Logon Key 2.7:

  • Updated installer:
    – Now Setup package copy correct help file according to installation language
    + Added Japanese and Chinese languages
  • Supports new USB tokens and authentication devices:
    + Touchatag RFID proximity tags (former TikiTag).  Wireless tags for Windows logon.
    + Swekey OTP token (Offline + Online validation, see Options link )
    + Securetoken ST2, ST3 (PKCS11 based tokens). ST3 has an auto-install feature.
    + Senselock trueToken EL (ultra-small PKCS11 based token)
  • Improved Windows Vista/Seven support
    – fixed Rohos Logon Credential icon in Vista UAC dialog. Now USB tokens with PIN code can be used to get credentials for any elevation.
    – fixed Windows Remote Desktop support.
  • Major improvements in  ‘Bluetooth logon’ feature.

Read more…

Lock Mac OS Snow Leopard with USB Key

Apple is expected to release Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard two months after WWDC ’09. Today we have updated install package of Rohos Logon Key for Mac OS X. Now for those who already migrated to Snow it’s possible to lock Mac with a USB Key security. Rohos Logon Key allows converting any USB flash drive into a security Key to access your Mac without entering password each time.

Read more

Rohos Logon Key for Mac v.1.4.3

+ Added a few actions on USB Key removal : Lock, Log Out, Sleep, Shutdown and Nothing – the most helpful for Mac Book Air
* Fixed PIN code support for Intel based Macs
* Improved UI
* Improved Installer
* “Add USb Key” dialog doesn’t show odd Apple hardware anymore (of course iPod will be shown)

For Mac Book Air Users: This version allows to use USB flash drive only for logon/unlock moments after that you can unplug it, so you don’t need to lose a USB port. This is due to ‘Nothing’ option (see screenshot).

download v.1.4.3 beta.

Notes about PIN code:
For those who are not familiar with two-factor authentication: By setting up PIN code you protect USB Key from somebody who can use it for logon into your Mac without your permission. After you plug in USB Key – Rohos Logon will always ask user to enter PIN in order to log in or unlock your Mac. To set up PIN, just click Change PIN button, after you set up your USB Key.

  • PIN code works only for USB flash drives
  • To change it – click Change PIN – and enter new PIN and Confirmation – OK
  • If you forget PIN code – use second USB Key (created before) or Safe Boot to disable Rohos Logon

To Upgrade:

It’s better to Quit current Rohos Logon , install new version over, and then open Rohos Logon and set up USB Key again.

Notes About Uninstalling / OFFing Rohos Logon:

  • To OFF or Quit Rohos Logon USB key should be connected