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usb security, password security?

  • qwertyjjj

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    What's the best way to protect passwords from keyloggers and usb viruses in internet cafes in SE Asia?

    #1 Posted: 3/3/2012 - 14:52

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  • swag

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    Hi when travelling I take a 8GB USB stick with me. If you do a search on portable apps there is free software to download. This allows you have all your Bookmarks, documents with sensitive info etc that runs like a separate hard drive when being used in Internet cafes etc. I then have a product called Rohos mini drive installed on the stick. http://www.rohos.com/. This allows 2GB of encrypted chapter on your stick. You then cut and paste the sensitive stuff from your portable apps into the encrypted Rohos chapter, leaving you the remaining space on your stick for non sensitive stuff like photos.
    hope this helps
    cheers

    #2 Posted: 3/3/2012 - 17:57

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    It's an interesting question about key logging. I've wondered before if using the on-screen keyboard in Windows would enable the same sort of key logging as entering on a physical keyboard (esp when logging into bank accounts, etc).

    Hmmm okay, so curiosity got the better of me and I used my friend google to see what I could find out. According to this site: http://ask-leo.com/will_using_an_on_screen_keyboard_stop_keyboard_loggers_and_hackers.html (one of the first that came up), online keyboards may eliminate some threats, but it won't stop all.

    #3 Posted: 3/3/2012 - 18:43

  • qwertyjjj

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    I used to use something called RoboForm2Go that encrypts the password and runs off your drive but it all relies on having permissions on the internet cafe computer to do that.
    A lot of internet cafes will not allow you to run software from your USB stick.

    #4 Posted: 4/3/2012 - 02:11

  • swag

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    I won't go into all of the technical stuff here as it leaves me a bit cold, but if you have a detailed look at the Rohos site it explains in detail how you can do this without needing admin rights to computers in public places.

    #5 Posted: 4/3/2012 - 16:08

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