Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Encryption, USB Drive With Password Protection

USB pendrive or a USB drive or flash disks are devices which often carry around with you wherever you go. Flash disk is small and easy to carry, many people use it to share data with friends and others. With frequent flash disk changed hands for the process of moving / copying the data, the level of risk is very high for someone to access your important data (where data is more valuable than the price of flash disk) and her loss. How to avoid it and you must make password Protection.

In this post we will review a free tool called Rohos Mini Drive that will allow you to create an encrypted and hidden partition on your flash disk! This application is portable and end users (with whom you share data) do not need to have a special program on their pc to be able to access files on a hidden partition, because it can be taken through the same flash disk. End users only need to know the password from a protected flash disk volume.

Partitions that you create using Rohos Mini Drive can not be readily visible when the flash disk USB plugged on the computer. This partition is hidden and only when you run Rohos application (which is in the flash disk) and enter the correct password, the hidden partition can be seen. Rohos Mini Drive does not require administrative privileges to be executed. Rohos Mini Drive is very useful when you want to access important data on your flash disk with striking on public computers where you do not have administrative rights.

Features of Rohos Mini Drive:
1. Create virtual encrypted partition in the flash disk free space.
2. Detecting flash disk configuration automatically and make encrypted partition.
3. Portable applications can work with an encrypted partition on another computer without administrator rights. You can run it directly from flash disk.
4. Encrypted partition with password-protected.
5. Automatic encryption.
6. Encryption algorithm: AES 256 bits. Using NIST encryption standard compliant.
7. Virtual Keyboard - encryption to protect passwords from keyloggers.
8. Autorun folder - Shortcut will run automatically when there is a connection disk.
9. File Virtualization - Open the file on the PC with administrator rights via Rohos Disk Browser with the connected applications.
10. Encrypted partition size limit is 2GB.

Rohos Mini Drive program does not create a real partition on your flash disk. Thus it appears only one drive only when you are striking a USB flash disk into your computer. The second drive will appear after you enter the correct password.

How to install Rohos Mini Drive

Although Rohos Mini Drive is portable and requires no administrative rights to use it on a flash disk, the first step to create an encryption, flash disk that is protected with a password, you need to install and run applications on the PC. This will require administrative rights.

* Download Rohos Mini Drive
* Double-click the downloaded exe file and run it.
* Select the desired language. Available in English, French, German, Dutch, Italian and Portuguese.
* Continue the installation wizard as instructed.

How to make USB partition that is safe, encrypted, and password protected

After installing Rohos Mini Drive on your PC, you can continue to make USB partition secure, encrypted, password protected by following these steps:

* Rohos Mini Drive Open the application from the icon shortcut on your desktop or from start menu.

# In the main window Rohos Mini Drive, click the "Setup USB Key".
# Rohos Mini Drive will detect the USB key and will appear the window "Setup USB Key". By default will display a list of USB drives but if you have some plugged flash disk into your computer, you can detect it manually by click Change on the "USB Devices has been found". Application will also automatically set up the partition size (500 megabytes), disk letter (R:, in this case), the file system (NTFS) and encryption algorithms. You can change it in the window 'Disk Details', which will appear when you click Change on the "Partition Image File." Also make sure that the image file created on the flash disk. Click "OK" on the windows "Disk Details" after making a change .... If any.
# In the window "Setup USB Key" to specify the password you can access the flash disk and click on "Create Disk".
# Rohos Mini Drive will begin to create an encrypted volume on your flash disk.


After completion, will appear the message is complete.

So you've made a partition with a password protected USB flash disk. Navigate to the drive partition on your flash disk (R:) via Windows Explorer and you can store important data on the hidden partition and install your portable application.


To access the encrypted volume using the other computer (eg computer on rental), navigate to the USB drive via Windows Explorer, and you will see the application icon Rohos Mini. Double click and enter the password Protection you set, then you can access your data and portable applications.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Stop autorun Viruses Spread with USB Defender

Although the spread of the virus via the Windows autorun techniques have started to decline, but this security hole we can not simply ignore. Some viruses are still using Autorun.inf in your USB stick as a trigger to make it easier to spread to different computers. If before I ever discuss Vaccine USB Panda, now there is another alternative, namely USB Defender.

USB vaccination technique has actually been more than one year are used by various security software. Including local antivirus like SmadAV also use this technique. This technique by creating a file or folder with the name of Autorun.inf in protection so it can not be deleted, in the renamed or changed. In this way, the virus that will create the autorun.inf file and will not be able to spread to other computers.

Keep in mind that such vaccination is only to prevent the spread through autorun.inf only and will not prevent infected USB stick. So the flash can still be exposed to viruses, just not going to spread to other computers automatically.
USB Defender

USB Defender was developed with such techniques, which will create a folder Autorun.inf in protection with five levels. Its use is very easy, we just choose the drive USB Flash drive that will be on protection, and then click the Protect button.

In order to use five levels of protection, Pro menu method must be enabled (checked). And to do this, the computer user must have administrator privileges.

The proposed technique uses a USB defender is indeed quite powerful. Like the Vaccine USB Panda, this protection technique can not be deleted with Unlocker software (SmadAV protection can still be deleted with Unlocker). But if the "Pro Method" is not selected, only four levels of protection (4 / 5) and autorun.inf can still be removed with Unlocker. Therefore, make sure the pro-protection method is selected when the USB stick.

If we previously had on the flash protection with USB Panda Vaccine, the protection we can still replace them with protection from a USB Defender which prevent the spread of the virus via the Windows autorun.

Besides the character of portable (no need to install), USB Defender also supports all Windows system files (FAT or NTFS). According to its maker, USB Defender is also more powerful than USB Panda Security and Threat USB Defender.

Download USB Defender (~ 350 KB)

Source : http://ebsoft.web.id/

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Secured Tips for Online Shopping via Internet


Shopping-internet world today grow rapidly, the Internet not only can be used to find information and downloads, but more than that now many people use the internet for online shopping facilities. Some of us certainly never tried to shop online via the Internet. Benefits can be gained from online shopping is easy in terms of choosing among categories of goods to be purchased, the price is not too far from those seen in the shops, diverse types of goods to which ones to choose confused, have a delivery service to The most important goal and we can easily shop with just sitting pretty in front of the computer.

But in addition to offering online shopping gains also are at risk because we know that Internet is a fertile land for deceptive practices, deceptive because the buyer and the seller does not meet directly. how we get around it in order not to be trapped inside due to shop online scams in Internet. Here are some tips:

1. Do advance research and observation of the site as the place we're going shopping. Check whether the seller is to include a contact who can be contacted e.g telephone, YM, address or have an account at social networking sites like facebook. If things like this do not exist or could not be reached then the site does not deserve to be the place to shop.
2. Do not easily give personal data such as identity card numbers, driver's license, ATM card or personal account to the seller. Normally, personal information is rarely used in the buying and selling online.
3. Find and read information about the policy of those sites, or better known as the License and Agreement. Do not let the site has a policy may provide personal information to other parties. Read also about the purchase and return goods policy as this will be useful when we receive the goods unsuitable or defective.
4. Check prices listed on the goods, we should be suspicious if the same item has a price significantly different from that in the store.
5. Do not use the same password when transacting online because it is very risky against password theft crimes.
6. Provide a computer with an updated antivirus especially if the antivirus has spyware protection, anti-phishing and firewall better.
7. Asking for and preserve evidence if the transaction online shopping usually via email.
8. Better make payments in online transactions if we have a paypal accont. Because the payment via paypal will be guaranteed securely than using a credit card.
9. If you do not have a paypal account and forced TODD credit card, check whether the URL of the site whether the mark or the secure padlock. Usually the URL of the site such as this will automatically direct wage from http to https when going to conduct a transaction.

Latest Virus Reconnaissance Symbian OS

LONDON - NetQin a security company warned about the dangers of a new virus that attacks Symbian-based smart phones.

According to the company, the virus is difficult to detect because it disguised in mobile gaming. Some of the Symbian platform that became the target of the virus consists of a version of the S60 3rd Edition and S60 5th edition or the Symbian OS 9.4.

Quoted by SF Gate, Friday (7/9/2010), the virus was detected named ShadowSrv.A, FC.Downsis.A, BIT.N and MapPlug.A, this strain infect game in Symbian mobile phones. When the game is executed, the virus directly take over the mobile phone and tucked Malware.

"Once mastered, the virus will send a message to all contacts directly, and send messages to random phone numbers to connect to the server," wrote NetQin.

NetQin estimates there are 100 thousand mobile phones around the world are very susceptible to this virus. One of the key reasons are, the number of applications that flooded into smart phones in recent years.

Mode by inserting viral malware aimed at smartphone is not new. In late 2009, NetQin also never found a botnet named iKee capable of attacking the iPhone.

Source: Okezone

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Speed up Firefox browser with Speedyfox

Your Firefox browser slow? already using Tricks to accelerate Firefox but still felt less agile? Maybe you can try to speed up Mozilla Firefox Tools named Speedyfox. Mozilla Firefox Browser really fast, but as time goes by there will be many Fragmentation database that caused the slowing of Fire Fox.

Now, with this Speedyfox Software, Database fragmented will be compressed, so the automatic is lighter and faster loading Firefox. The advantage that you'll feel from Speedyfox are:

* Start Up Firefox 3 times faster
* Speed up Browsing History
* Operates faster with Cookies

Download Speedyfox - Software accelerator Mozilla Firefox

Speedyfox 1.4.2 (0.3 MB)

So what are you waiting? Speedyfox download immediately, accelerating Tools Mozilla Firefox. No need to worry, the program is very small, so it can download faster. Hopefully these posts useful

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