eToken Pro/R2, corporate security USB dongles in Rohos Logon

Hi All,

We’ve been working on some important feature: To add USB tokens support to Rohos Logon Key.
Aladdin eToken PRO
We plan to support PKCS11 communication standard to work with USB tokens. The PKCS11 is supported by all industry leading USB tokens such as Aladdin eToken PRO/r2, SafeNet’s iKey, ASEKey Crypto USB Token, ACS USB Tokens and so on.

In General Rohos Logon will be able to support any kind of USB key device, thanks to the special API (plugin model) that is being introduced now. The external key.dll module can handle any type of devices. For example Bluetooth phone/pocket PC for Wireless logon, read about it in the next posts…

In the development room we have now eToken PRO 32kb, eToken R2 16kb and ruToken USB tokens. All tokens already work with Rohos. If you are interested to get a next release preview of Rohos Logon Key please hold on for a while. SOON we will post download links.
Also please keep all your suggestions and feature requests coming. There’s nothing we like better than hearing your ideas and then putting them into action.

Thank you.

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

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 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
  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.

Free for USB drives.

Hi all,

On the threshold of 2007 New Year we decided to publish a free version of Rohos disk encryption software. Code name is Rohos-mini 🙂

It will be lightweight but fully functional data encryption application. Specially designed to protect USB flash drive files and folders by using hidden partition on the USB drive.

And this blog’like web-site will be dedicated to this Rohos-mini application.

Our greetings with forthcoming hols to you!