Does not require Admin rights to open encrypted disk.

Encrypted Rohos Disk BrowserThe new version of Rohos Disk (1.18) includes new utility, Rohos Disk Browser. This enables you to open and view the contents of secret partitions on a USB drive on any other computer, even if you do not have administrative rights.

Rohos Disk can password-protect a portion of a USB flash drive, by creating a virtual encrypted partition. The partition is protected by a password, and can be opened on any computer. Now, even if you are in an internet cafe and have no administrative rights, you can still have read access to your secret partition with the help of the Rohos Disk Browser utility. This means that you can open any file and read any data. Naturally when you are at your home or office computer, you will still be able to work with your encrypted partition as usual.

On a strange computer you can always open your protected partition on the USB flash drive (in read-only mode) with the help of the Rohos Disk Browser utility. This makes it possible to open or copy only one particular file or directory, without granting access to every file.

This feature is enabled in a Rohos Mini Drive program – FREE and tiny USB drive encryption tool.

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Rohos Disk Encryption 1.18 released

We’ve released a new beta version of Rohos Disk Encryption, our password protection app for USB drives and local drives.

Here’s the release notes:

  • Rohos Disk Browser. Allows to open encrypted USB drive partition on any computer even without having Admin privileges
  • Improved ‘protect USB drive’ function
  • Fixed some bugs

Find toghether the problem-solving. What if I cannot log on using the USB key?

Our technical support department often receives messages from users requesting help. The users are unable to log into the system because the USB key is lost or corrupted, and the user has forgotten the PIN code or entered it incorrectly three times, or the system is set up to “allow logon only via USB key”.

To learn more: What if I cannot logon using the USB key?

Rohos Credential Provider for Windows Vista

Rohos Credential Provider for Windows Vista

In this article you will find out about new Rohos Credential provider. It has been designed specially for Windows Vista. It blends into the Operating System logon screen, and is also integrated behind the scenes. With this component, Rohos Logon Key makes it easy to add new method of hardware based authentication by means of USB Flash drive.


Contents:

  • What is Rohos Credential Provider?
  • The Option “Allow to login only by using USB key
  • Emergency Logon in case of loss of the USB Drive
  • Password Change
  • Accessing a Windows Vista remote desktop with a USB key
  • Accessing a Windows Vista computer connected to Windows Active Directory
  • Troubleshooting

Learn more about  how Rohos Credential Provider works in Windows Vista

Announce. Rohos Credential Provider for Vista


Teslain Ltd. announces it’s new Credential Provider component for Windows Vista.

The Windows Vista Credential Provider extends traditional password-based authentication and allows Software developers to add their own credential mechanisms to the operating system.

Rohos Logon Key Credential Provider. Windows Vista 2-factor authentication, secure logon

Rohos Logon Key allows to use hardware-based authentication for data and privacy protection. Its features for the Microsoft Windows Vista operating system include:

  • Secure PC logon and workstation lock with the USB flash drive key
  • Convenient fast-user switching for multiple users
  • Remote Desktop Connection login with the USB key on the client computer
  • 2-factor authentication support
  • Multiple options for the USB key removal events such as automatic computer locking, user logoff, computer shutdown or activating screensaver
  • Regular password based login can be prohibited


Regular password based login

Increase in encrypted disk size – it’s already available!

The function allows increasing the size of the encrypted Rohos disk. The latest Rohos Disk v1.16 is already available for download.

We also added an important command – the Force error checking on the disk without Windows restart.

You can also see in the new release:
Fixed: Disk auto mount by sticking up the USB flash drive (HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Rohos\EnableAutoMountByUSB).
Disk-on Notifications (located nearby the Clock) becomes automatically disabled after being shown 20 times.

Resize Rohos disk dialog

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Rohos Mini – expiration bug fixed

> Trial tim has expired.
> Please order full version.

This message you will get from Rohos Mini when you will try to open encrypted disk on a Guest computer after 15 day of using it.Sorry for the troubles. Rohos Mini is FREE flash drive encryption program.
This problem was fixed. You can update now. Read on how to apply fix…

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How to set up and use Rohos Logon Key Emergency Logon

Properly setup Emergency Logon will maintain the high degree of security that Rohos Logon Key provides, remember if it is easy for you to access it may be too easy for Bad Guys.

To Define Emergency Logon in Windows from Start > [> = go to] Rohos Logon Key Center > Set up USB Flash Drive > look just above the row of three buttons at the bottom of the window for “Setup Emergency Logon” in blue.

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How Rohos Logon Key works in Safe Mode

Rohos Logon Key is the only authentication software that protects Windows XP/Seven login even in Safe Mode. This allows user to use USB key for any Windows startup mode and offer additional security. The user often ask us whether it’s possible to bypass Rohos login by starting Windows using Safe Mode bootup? No.

“The user account security and the computer security in a whole will be imperfect, if a user could load PC in Safe Mode, and log in by usual password avoiding the USB Key.”

Rohos protects your computer even in Safe Mode. This is a unique feature. All of our competitors just recommend you to disable Safe Mode via Windows registry…

Here is how Rohos Logon protects your PC in Safe Mode (see the picture below):

  • Rohos adds USB Key icon in the login window when loading into Safe Mode
  • For Windows XP and Vista – user name/password input fields are disabled (optionally)
  • Login can be performed by using USB Key (or regular password if it is enabled, or Rohos emergency login).

Rohos blocks Windows Safe Mode bootup

Please note: Safe Mode is available in Windows XP – Seven. It loads the system into “clean” state – at the same time all 3rd party authentiation modules (GINA or Authentication Providers) are being turned off, many drivers and all the programs from startup are disabled.

NB: Most of the authentication solutions are disabled in Safe Mode. Instead they suggest users to disable Safe Mode possibility via Windows registry. Thus, in case there are problems, it will be very difficult to restore Windows.

How Rohos Logon Key works in Safe Mode:

  1. Rohos Logon Key register a simple service (ntserv.exe) in Windows Registry
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\SafeBoot
  2. Upon Safe Mode load, NTserv.exe starts. It detects active Windows login screen and run Rohos logon key icon on it.
  3. Rohos Logon Key icon allows you to login by USB Key. Depending on the Rohos security setting, regular ‘password based’ login can be disabled by disabling pasword input fields.

Pulling USB drive out of the computer with Rohos Logon…

We always wanted to tell you that in order to use the program Rohos Logon Key, you have to set up the option “Optimize USB drive for quick removal” (read farther).
And our user Patrick reminded us about that:

“I am trying Rohos Logon Key . I have two questions. If you pull USB drives out of the computer, you risk losing data or killing the drive. Couldn\’t this cause a problem if using Rohos in this manner? …”

Patrick meant that before pulling the USB drive out you should use the dialog Safe hardaware removal:

Safe USB drive removal dialog.

But when you use Rohos Logon Key it’s useless to use this Safe Removal dialog (though you may do it if you use PIN code and lock the system by hotkey Win+L), because the quick computer lock-out by using USB key becomes senseless. In this case in Windows you should set up the option To optimize USB drive for quick removal:

Optimize USB flash drive for quick removal to prevent data loss

The red lines show the actions that go one after another: My computerUSB disk properties – Hardware page – double click on the name of the USB diskPolicyOptimize USB drive for quick removal check box.

More than 20 USB flash drives were at our disposal, and only 1 of 3 “has died” suddenly (stopped recognized by Windows on the next day).