There are times when you want an additional layer of security for your computer without breaking your head over setting it up. A USB drive login key instead of traditional passwords for Windows for example, would come super handy for those of us who do not want any compromise on security. Rohos Logon Key lets you do that precisely without going through any hoops.
Download: Rohos USB Key Logon Free [2.2 MB]
Rohos Logon Key Free edition works on Windows 2000 and above
What is Rohos Logon Key? What does it do after all ??
Rohos Logon Key is a secure authentication solution that converts any of your USB drive into a secure token for logging in to your PC. This can be especially useful if you are paranoid of key loggers as logging in from a USB key completely does away with entering passwords.
Although Rohos does ship a beefier paid sibling of Rohos Logon Key Free, the feature list offered by the latter version is still pretty decent
- USB hardware based login instead of traditional password method
- Fast login, just plug in your USB key
- Uses USB key copy protection to avoid duplicates
- All password data on the USB key encrypted by AES-256 bit key length
Okay.. But how does this work???
Creating your USB login key with Rohos Logon Key Free is an extremely simple, two step process.
Insert your USB drive and run Rohos Logon Key free. Select “Setup USB Key”
When prompted, select the desired user account and password. Enter the current Windows password.
Now, logoff and login with your newly created USB key.
So what is the real deal?
The software does what it is supposed to do without any issues. Logging in from USB key is fairly quick. The main app interface is very minimal to use as well. However there is a major feature limitation to the free version of the app.
You can not restrict login to use USB key only. This restriction renders the app pointless and makes it look like just a gimmick as you can still login using your normal keyboard based password. However the paid version, does have this capability and a whole bunch of features like 2 factor login, support for setting up loads of other devices as login keys, emergency login and more. At 29.99$ (1,560 INR) it is slightly overpriced, but definitely worth every penny for PC’s where security is a principal requirement and the normal password based access just doesn’t cut it. However, there is a fully functional 15 day trial to check out as well.
Download: Rohos Logon Key Trial [2.8 MB]
Rohos Logon Key Free can come in handy if you want to set up USB login for your PC. However for serious, non geeky purposes the paid version is surely worth a try. Let us know your thoughts.