How to create password protected and encrypted CD\DVD disk

Many users keep important personal information on HDD and did not realize they need to create a safety copy of the files – BackUp. It is necessary to make personal archive on the CD/DVD periodically. And more important is to protect data medium. You can transport private data on CD without been stressed about data security. Even if you lost the CD with confidential information nobody will have access to this secret information (documents, private photos, music, video). To provide good privacy protection on the CD the data should be password protected and encrypted.

Rohos Disk Encryption is a perfect tool to encrypt CD\DVD. This requires a blank CD\DVD, Rohos Disk Encryption already installed on computer, and an application for CD burning (e.g. Nero, Roxio Creator, Express Burn, Windows 7 CD\DVD disk burning feature).

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Encrypted Firefox profile. Troubleshooting.

How to restore your Firefox profile?

Rohos Disk Encryption creates encrypted partition on computers or USB flash drives.  “Hide folder” option in Rohos Disk Encryption brings affordable and AES 256 strength encryption solution to improve security issues by preventing unauthorized access to your Internet apps, such as Google Chrome, Firefox, Skype on your PC by local or network users. Your encrypted Firefox profile save all passwords, bookmarks, history after web surfing into Rohos disk. We have tested this feature for more then four months. During our testing it was determined the only bag. Although it is not so essential but we want to share with you how to fix this bag.

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How to setup iPhone as a wireless key to your Mac

Rohos Logon Key for Mac allows to use any mobile phone as a key to your PC or Mac. This is possible thanks to bluetooth technology. Each mobile phone with a bluetooth module has it is own unique ID. Rohos Logon monitor all bluetooth devices that is discoverable near your Mac and authenticate user as soon as your iPhone is detected. Here we post a few screenshots on how to setup this feature.

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Rohos Logon Key with easyident FS-2044, pcProx, KCY RFID readers support

Updated 10 Oct 2017.

Rohos encourages new technologies. Now Rohos Logon Key allows to use a
various of RFID tags for Windows logon: Indala, Emarine, Legic and
Hitag . Thanks to Awinta.de We have got a sample of easyident FS-2044
RFID reader, produced by Easyident.de
FS Fertigungsservice (Germany).  Also we have added support for
the following RFID readers: KCY 125 Khz , Addimat and pcProx Plus by
RFIDeas.

This RFID can read and write a few types of Tags produced by the
company, including one handy Hitag bracelet EM4100. RFID tag EM4100 is a
read-only RFID tag with a 40 bit unique ID which is read automatically
by RFID reader FS-2044.

This space-saving device with dimensions 91 x 91 x 14 mm is very
compact. Easy to install, you only need to setup the drivers for Windows
from the official web site. We have successfully integrated this device with Rohos Logon Key v.2.8. The easyident FS-2044 is one in a multiple devices that can be use in Rohos Logon Key for secure login your Windows computer.

 

Below are photos of that easyident FS-2044 RFID transponder.

 

How to use easyident, pcProx, KCY RFID readers for Windows Login:

1. Download and install Rohos Logon key.

2. Open Rohos Logon Key > Options > choose RFID FS-2044 as a key to Windows login.

Click on Options below USB Key type selection and Choose COM port where Easyident FS-2044 is connected.

Rohos Logon Key immediately check COM port for reader presence. Note,
now you can set up RFID tags, add and edit them. Save your time with
Import…/Export… options, the file with all configured tags can be saved
and exported on any other computer. Click OK to save this setting.

Enable option Login by USB Key only  
Enable “Require user to type Windows password along with a USB Key“. Two-factor authentication protects your computer now.

3. Open Rohos Logon Key > Setup USB Key

  • Place your EM4100 RFID Tag on the reader like on the photo.
  • Rohos Logon Key will detect it serial number.
  • Enter your Windows password and click “Setup USB Key”.

Now you may use this RFID tag for Windows logon including Windows Vista/Seven x32/x64 systems.

Possibilities:

  • Note,A  now you can lock the computer – bring the tag close to
    the reader, in order to unlock it a€“ again bring the tag to the reader.
    To put in force this option you need to enable option “Perform this action when you withdraw your USB key from computer”.
  • Unlimited number of tags configured. If you are interested to try it please contact us.

Known Issues:

  1. When the application (including Rohos) opens a COM port then other
    apps can’t open this COM port again. Rohos opens a COM port only for
    login, or Tag setup operations.
  2. If you have other apps that should work with a reader they could
    conflict with Rohos.  If so, do not use “USB Key removal” settings.
  3. If you have an applications that keep this reader opened (and COM
    port) it is possible that COM port will be locked thus for example the
    following use case will not be possible:
    – user turn on a PC and login with a TAG,
    – a 3rd party Application runs on the desktop and  working with Easident reader all of the time (COM port is locked).
    – user lock the desktop and try to unlock it with a TAG by using Rohos Logon Key
    – Rohos will not be able to connect COM port – and this user will not login by a TAG.
  4. Rohos reads RFID tags by KCY and PcProx RFID readers by using USB connection mode, so you may disable keyboard mode.
  5. PIN code functionality and Active Directory authentication are supported as well.

Please contact us if you wish Rohos Logon to support other RFID Tags of Easyident.

How to lock Skype and encrypt Skype profile folder

Today Skype offers cool features like chatting, file sharing, video calls and even calls to landlines.  However your instant message history, contacts list, phone numbers etc, are stored in an open form. Anyone who is using your PC could read this information with special tool. Also children are exposed to on-line dangers such as bullying, viruses and obscene material.

Here is the solution on  how to lock your Skype application from Kids and encrypt your Skype profile folder with your IM history and other private data. This solution is also applied for such applications like Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Opera.


So why do you need to lock Skype Application?

Your Skype profile contains a lot of confidential data like contact list, IM-history, calls history etc. This data  is not encrypted by default. It means anyone who uses your PC can use this information easily.  If you have one computer to use for all 5 members of your family or live with a roommate then you’d probably like to have a higher level of privacy for you Skype chat logs, received files and many other.

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How to password protect Google Chrome profile with encryption

Google Chrome is one of the most popular web browsers for Windows. However it doesn’t have a master password feature. It means all of your passwords, credit card number, web logins are open for anybody who uses your PC.
Here you will find out how to protect your Google Chrome profile including history  with a master password and strong encryption. This solution is also applied for Mozilla Firefox, Opera, Skype.

Master Password and web logins

As a Firefox user I should say that I love the security measures Mozilla Firefox took, meaning its Master Password. It’s something that Google Chrome definitely missing. Anyone using your PC can easily retrieve your web logins and passwords saved in Chrome by using some tricks or tools like ChromePass. Bookmarks and history are also opened for anyone. Google Chrome saves your data in plain form so you have a risk of finding your private information being looked through or even stolen.

Password Management

Every browser released in the last decade has some sort of password management system, and Google Chrome is no different. Any time a password is saved, you’re first prompted with the save password bar. In Chrome, this feature is called Password Manager. It is responsible for a lot of stuff, but what we really care about whether these passwords and web logins are well protected and the best way would be to password protect the whole Google Chrome folder with its contents: cookies, browsing history, download history, bookmarks, cache etc.

Rohos Mini Drive – best free portable encryption utility that will easily password protect your Google Chrome profile.

Today I’ll show you how to keep your Chrome data secure, and encrypt the whole profile directory with Rohos encryption programs so anyone else won’t have the ability to access Chrome and explore your privacy any more.

Requirements:

  • Installed Rohos Mini Drive (freeware) or Rohos Disk Encryption (shareware).
  • Created virtual encrypted disk.
  • At least 100 mb free space on the virtual encrypted disk.
  • Google Chrome application should be closed.
  • If you have Google Desktop application you need to close it also (and stop GoogleDesktop.exe process)

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KeyLess mode. When you need to unplug USB key for a while.

One of Rohos customers gave us an interesting tip for the program, Rohos Logon Key

Сitation:

“In our office the CPUs are under the tables, but USB cords are out on the tables for USB plugging convenience. When you need to plug in another USB device (for example your camera) the USB key should be temporarily unplugged (there is such option in Natural Login, it’s called keyless mode). It helps to prevent immediate access lock but in return it locks the machine let’s say after 3 minutes”


Now Rohos Logon Key has the same option – for the time being it’s available only through registry (USB_Key_remove_behaviour, see UserGuide).

How it works:

  • Upon USB key removal nothing happens.
  • In ## seconds (see USB_Key_remove_behaviour) the program locks computer and right away tries to unlock it with USB key.
  • If there is no key plugged in, the computer stays locked.

Most wanted portable data encryption tool

We always care what people say about Rohos in their blogs and across forums. As a result we spent much time also surfing the web reading security news, talks about Rohos and other encryption products in many languages. This gives us important feedback about what people expect from data security products in order to protect sensitive information.

Here are the features of the most wanted data security tool for usb flash drives …

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Review of Hardware Encryption vulnerability of Kingston and SanDisk USB flash drives

The Kingston Technology company, a leader in the production of safe USB drives, and one of the first ones that started producing USB flash drive with hardware encryption (Kingston DataTraveler Secure) announced that some of its models of USB flash drives with hardware protection feature are vulnerable. The announcement was posted on the company’s web site saying that with the help of some tools you can access this USB drive (i.e. hack it without a password). News regarding some models of Kingston being prone to cracking is very surprising because these flash drives have been certified in compliance with FIPS 140-2.

Everything started with the fact that the German company SySS published a document entitled “Companies SySS hacked USB flash drive with hardware encryption Kingston certified FIPS 104-2”. In this document they describe in details the authentication protocol between the drive and the program (the user), which they found on the basis of intercepted USB traffic + vulnerability that was discovered. And also some screenshots of the utility, which is embedded in the process of authentication program for USB drives, and as a result – we may enter any password and access will be granted.
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