Articles about using of different types of USB keys.

Protecting your computer and data with ruToken

Authenticating for Windows and accessing a secret disk with a ruToken key.

User authentication and identification on Windows with USB keys.In short: now the popular ruToken identification device can be used in Rohos Logon Key and Rohos Disk as the one key needed to log in to Windows and your protected data. Rohos Logon Key works fully on Windows Vista/7 and also supports authorization for remote desktops using a ruToken. User authentication and identification with USB keys.

The ruToken device has been developed by the Russian company Aktiv, which produces a family of identification devices for user device-based authorization when accessing IT resources and protected electronic data. Read more

Addimat USB2 Waiter Lock

We would like to turn your attention to one more device designed for secure user authentication on Windows and compatible with Rohos Logon Key. This is the RFID tag from the Swiss company Addimat.

It was originally designed for identifying wait staff in pizzerias, restaurants, and cafés. It consists of an RFID reader with a round magnetic opening and a set of matching cylindrical keys. Each key has a rugged and waterproof body. Woven into the body of the key is an individual 48-byte serial number and a PIN code, which in some models can be reprogrammed.

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Rutoken micro, a tiny identification device

To put it simply: if you are the owner of a laptop computer and are concerned about protecting confidential data, then consider the micro version of a key device for IT security. Here you’ll learn about the Rutoken micro USB token from Russia and what the main advantages of its miniature design are.

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The exceptionally small Rutoken Micro authentication device

Simply put, if you own a notebook and are concerned about the security of your information, then you should take a look at the micro version of this IT security key. Here you’ll learn about the Rutoken ECP Micro from Russia and the major advantages of its miniature design.

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iKey 2032 Security token in Rohos Logon Key

iKey 1000/1032 security token is designed for fast and easy integration with various authorization systems. The compact low-cost token supports PKCS#11 and has a built-in encryption process. It is used for user identification and two-factor authentication.

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Wireless PC Lock – USB stick and wireless token in your pocket

Recently we were asked by our customers – is this possible to use “Wireless PC lock” tokens with Rohos Logon Key for user authentication into Windows. This week we got a sample of this product into our Lab and we are going to test it and then integrate into Rohos if possible.

We ordered our sample from SPIRIT-ON Enterprise Co. Ltd based on Taiwan. This hardware vendor produces PC accessories including RFID devices. This is the basic idea of the wireless token (scanned from the box):

When you step away from the computer with the token – it locks the desktop immediately and vice versa coming back will unlock the desktop.

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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.

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MiFare 1K / 4K RFID smart-card support in Rohos Logon

Updated Aug 2016.

Tesline-service announce that now Rohos Logon Key support wireless smartcard MiFare 1K/4K. This contactless smartcard technology (RFID) with over 1 billion smart card chips and 10 million reader modules sold. And now this RFID technology can be used with Rohos products for secure login into Windows, Mac or encrypted Rohos Disk.

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Video: Access your Windows computer with YubiKey

The video shows thorough instructions on how to set up and use YubiKey for secure Windows logon. “Also Rohos Logon Key supports YubiKey with static password and dynamic OTP” – says Alex. “As an additional level of protection Rohos Logon doesn’t allow to type in the OTP manually, denying such OTPs.”

Video: Access Remote Desktop with YubiKey

The video shows how to set up YubiKey for Remote Desktop access. “In order to use YubiKey for RDP you need to install Rohos Logon Key Server Version“- says Alex. “USB Key Management Utility from Server Version allows you to add and set up Yubikey.” To learn more on how to set up YubiKey in Rohos Logon Key please, read

Using YubiKey token to log in into Remote Desktop

Hey All,

We would like to announce new release of Rohos Logon Key with YubiKey token support.

Key features:

  1. Doesn’t require to install anything on client computers
  2. Support cross Remote Desktop connections. (RDC via RDC)
  3. Cross platform: Connect to Windows Remote Desktop from Mac or Linux also
  4. Works with Windows Active Directory configurations
  5. Support password update/renewal policies
  6. Allows to quickly Add or disable certain YubiKey tokens for access
  7. Works in Windows 2003/2008 Terminal Servers

What’s new for YubiKey security:

  • Support for remote OTP verification and local OTP decryption
  • Yubikey setup dialog where you can Enter Yubico authentication web site or AES key for OTP decryption

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