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  1. n8chavez

    n8chavez Registered Member

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    I've been very interested in Rohos lately, more specifically their disk encryption and secure logon applications. I have briefly discussed Disk before here but never got into that much detail or received very much feedback. It allows for 256 AES on-the-fly encryption. It can also be used on USB (or flash) devices to both read and write (with FAT32) without the need for admin rights. That is what piqued my interest. Are there any opinions of this?

    I am interested in Logon Key because in allows your USB device to become your, well, logon key. Passwords can be hacked but there is no substitution for hardware keys. I have sensative data used as a part of Opera, addresses, phone numbers, login information, credit card info, etc., and I'm looking for a way to secure it all. Not all that unformation is stored in wand.dat, and therefor not encrypted. Plus, all of that can become plainly visible once Opera is started. Are there any opinions of this?

    TrueCrypt's encryption of the active partition is only useful for those that shotdown and restart their systems often. This can be activated once the screensaver starts.
     
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    I use the Rohos Mini-Drive on one of my USB flash drives and it works fine, even on my LUA computer at work. The only fear I would have with a USB log-on key would be hardware failure (I just received a replacement for my OCZ flash drive last week) and the necessity for creating and safeguarding a backup.

    If you're looking for a portable encrypted database for storing website log-in, try Keepass, or for both log-in and form fill, try Roboform2Go
     
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    That's a good suggestion. But, I use Opera. And, as far as I know, there is no such application that is compatable with Opera. Is there?
     
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    Correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't Opera have its own password management system called "Wand?" From what I understand, as well as it works, there's no need for a third-party tool.
     
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    RoboForm2Go does not support Opera. Auto-type login for websites using Keepass DOES work in Opera (just tried it on a few different sites).

    Unless you constantly have to fill out forms and input credit card information online, I would not keep the info stored in the Wand database included for Opera.
     
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    Yes, you're right. Wand manages passwords. But there are other areas that are not covered by that files, and thus not encrpted as wand is. Most notably the opera6.ini file. This file includes things such as

    [Personal Info]
    First Name=
    Surname=
    State=
    Country=
    Telephone=
    Telefax=
    EMail=
    Address=
    City=
    Zip=
    Special 1=
    Special 2=
    Special 3=
    Special 4=

    Any sort of personal information can be kept there, which I mentioned above
     
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    Try out Sandboxie Portable and adjust the File Access settings to deny permission to opera6.ini and any other files that may contain sensitive info.
     
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    That's interesting about the .ini file. Seems like a stupid error on the part of Opera's developers. Thanks!
     
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    I agree. What's worse is that this "error" has been around for a long time, is well known, and yet no one does anything to fix it is newer versions.
     
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