2FA bypass control in Rohos Logon Key 4.8

We are glad to announce Rohos Logon Key 4.8 with automated control over ‘2FA bypass scenarios’. New experimental feature allows to get an immediate push notification on the smartphone when 2FA procedure was avoided during login/unlock or reconnect to console or remote sessions. Because of well-known system vulnerabilities that allow RDP session hijacking, never-ending stories with 0-day exploits in RDP protocol or authentication system, unattended remote tools like TeamViewer or 2FA credentials theft during fishing or social engineering – all these lead to unpredictable threat models and risks.
Rohos Logon commits experimental innovation to address these issues. Currently, Rohos Logon Key app uses three simple rules to trigger push notifications in case of 2FA bypass. This allows defining response and mitigation in case of unknown vulnerabilities of the authentication procedures. The experimental approach works well for standalone Terminal Servers, AD farms, cloud servers in AWS or Azure, workstations or personal laptops as well. In the future, we plan to add more rules and response actions that allow mitigating authentication vulnerabilities of Windows system, Rohos or human factor. Rohos Logon Key is the only 2FA application in the world that offers self-control loopback from 2FA login prompt till session desktop. Read more about how it works.

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MFA for Remote Desktop access with U2F FIDO security keys in Rohos Logon Key v.4.7

Rohos Logon Key v.4.7 now has multiple improvements, allows using U2F FIDO security keys as a second authentication factor for Remote Desktop access. This makes Rohos absolutely unique solution that allows using U2F keys for Remote Desktop 2FA login as well as console-based login.
We also added an experimental feature to Rohos Logon to work as a password filler for the LastPass browser extension (experimental).

During pandemic remote access became very popular and sometimes mandatory due to restrictions. Rohos Logon Key allows protecting remote access with convenient two-factor authentication. Rohos may easily work over a classic Microsoft RDP as well as other popular solutions like TeamViewer, AnyDesk, VNC, UltraVNC, MagicConnet , Proxy Networks, LogMeIn, pcAnywhere etc. Currently Rohos Logon Key is the only solution that allows to protect Terminal Server remote access with U2F security keys which is being considered as the strongest authentication factor today.

What’s new in Rohos Logon Key v.4.7 :

  • Added a possibility to use U2F FIDO security keys for Windows remote desktop access. RemoteFX device redirection option in MS RDC should be used by Network Admins, to setup U2F keys on TS host side. “Rohos Logon Key compact” setup should be installed on client PC. More details read below.
  • Added support of 16/32 bytes HOTP tokens/keys and other minor improvements for One-Time-Password MFA method.
  • Added support for Omnikey RFID readers.
  • Added support for LastPass automated login with Rohos MFA Key, by inserting a password right to LastPass plugin via web browser extension. Rohos may enter your password right to LastPass login screen in Chrome/Firefox or some website. Current MFA Key is used as password storage. This is an experimental feature for those who prefer to keep LastPass locked after inactivity timeout.
  • Minor Improvements in Rohos Logon Key Push token MFA method. Added possibility to setup Smartphone login without entering user account password.
  • Added a possibility to enter a specific Username in the “Setup Key” dialog box, which allows to setup a key for users which cannot be resolved with the “Select Users” dialog provided by Windows API.
    Improvements with Emergency Logon functionality with an online user account (email address is used).
  • Improvements with Emergency Logon functionality with online user account (email address is used).
  • Added a possibility to display Message Box in RDP login screen, thus populating Remote Access dialog full screen allowing user to enter OTP credentials (by using RDP_notice registry value).
  • Fixed issue with “Setup Key” dialog box when user password is empty
  • Added a possibility to Add MFA keys with a flag “user must enter password during next MFA login”. That allows to setup keys/cards without entering user account password.
  • Rohos Management Tools update.
  • Other bug fixing.
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Rohos Logon Key v.4.6 update

We continue to improve Rohos Logon Key towards intelligent Multi-Factor Authentication decision framework. With new Rohos Logon Key 4.6 you can use multiple kind of authentication methods and devices in parallel.  Now you can introduce a new MFA authentication procedure on-the-fly without stopping using the current old one. Starting a pilot with a new authentication device was never such easy as now with Rohos Logon.

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2FA Push tokens in Rohos Logon Key mobile

We are glad to announce new MFA Push Tokens support to “Smartphone” authentication method available in Rohos Logon Key v.4.2.  The Rohos Logon Mobile app will deliver two-factor push notifications to workstation or remote desktop server for fast and secure access. A single smartphone can keep multiple authentication records to access multiple computers.

Rohos 2FA Push token advantages:

  • Out-of-band Multi-factor authentication. 2FA Push token is delivered via Web Socket method that employs alternative Internet connection from mobile device.
  • Your account on Google, Amazon, Azure cloud can be used to host Messaging Broker or you can use a variety ready-to-go MQTT SaaS solutions like: MyQttHub.com, CloudMqtt.com
  • 2FA Push token includes strong Encryption AES256 and OATH technology thus it is resilient against man-in-the-middle and reply attacks event on non-SSL\TLS channels.
  • Rohos 2FA Push token implementation is open-source.

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Towards multi-factor authentication decision framework in Rohos Logon Key v4.0

We are glad to announce new Rohos Logon Key v4 for Windows. Now it has a possibility to combine two-factor authentication methods for a single desktop or user and define rules to support multi-factor authentication (MFA) control.  Since 4.0 Rohos Logon Key will introduce rule-based multi-factor authentication decision support framework that brings MFA intelligence depending on access context. It automatically selects strong authentication method for privileged users or remote desktop access and convenient single-factor authentication when you use Windows computer  in regular way on a desktop.

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How to protect Amazon WorkSpaces Windows with MFA in Rohos Logon Key v.3.9

New Rohos Logon Key provides an effective and platform independent means of Multi-factor Authentication for your Amazon WorkSpaces desktops. You can protect access to AWS Windows desktops with Google Authentication OTP codes or Yubikey OTP codes. This greatly increase security, brings compliance with HIPPA, PCI-DSS or works as a password replacement technology.


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Combining multiple 2FA methods in new Rohos Logon Key

We are working towards to add new authentication experience for Windows login and now Rohos Logon Key v.3.8 allows to use any supported 2FA authentication device in combination with One Time Password authentication method (Google Authenticator). This will help to apply strong two-factor authentication with local or remote access. With this features we will start to introduce rule-based multi-factor authentication decision framework into Rohos Logon Key.

Whats new in new Rohos Logon Key v.3.8 in brief:

  • Allows to combine 2FA methods: physical access Key with One Time Password codes;
  • Redesigned “Setup authentication key” dialog box;
  • Redesigned “Options” dialog box;
  • One Time Password entry field on a logon screen;
  • (In progress) Allows to combine any types of 2FA methods for Windows login; This option allow to introduce new 2FA method in parallel with already used one. For example you are using OTP 2FA technology now and you will be able to add new users with U2F authentication keys while keeping existing OTP users untouched.

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Windows login with U2F FIDO security key

Now you can use popular U2F FIDO security keys for Windows logon. Both multi-factor and single-factor authentication use cases are supported as well. It means you can use your U2F key as a password replacement or you can setup true multi-factor authentication to unlock your dektop: U2F Key + your Windows password.

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Two-factor authentication by OTP for TSPlus remote desktop access

We have tried out Terminal Services Plus (TSPlus) solution for Remote Desktop access for Windows 7/8/10 with Rohos Logon Key installed. Both TSPlus web based access and MS Remote Desktop Connection application uses target Windows authentication system. This is the point where Rohos Logon Key applies 2-factor authentication control. The following screenshot demonstrates 2FA requirement upon successful password based remote access with  TSPlus web :

Learn more about Rohos Logon Key benefits with TSPlus remote desktop solution.

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Multi-factor authentication with RFID cards HidProx, Indalla, HiTag and Emarine in Rohos Logon Key 3.5

Rohos Logon Key v3.5 announce now support of RFIDeas pcProx reader and KCY-125 RFID reader. This allows to implement multi-factor authentication by using a variety of RFID cards, tags, bracelets and employee ID badges of Emarine, Indala, HIDProx and other standards in Active Directory and standalone Windows workstations as well. Rohos Logon Key replaces weak password based login with a physical key and PIN code or physical key and Windows password. This improves organization security controls and brings regulatory compliance such as HIPAA, HITECH, PCI DSS, FFIEC and others.

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