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Entering U3 password - Alternative to Keyboard?

Does U3 have another method of entering ones password without entering it via the keyboard? The threat of keyloggers makes using a keyboard to enter ones master password a risky venture. I would hope that they have a GUI where one could "click-enter" their password in order to fool the keylogger threat. Thanks.

- Derek

P.S. I realize that one could change ones password after use on a compromised system, but I keep forgetting all the new passwords I create Smile

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Nope

It's keyboard-only. Since the password is before the U3 launchpad even comes up (and before the data partition is accessible), support would have to be built into the Launchpad itself.

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Workaround on windows

On Windows Xp computers, you can use the accesibility feature, on-screen keyboard.

Start>All programs>Accesories>accesibility>Onscreen keyboard

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And this is keylogger-safe?

I dont trust it somehow, but I plan to test it on my VmWare.

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Nope

A keylogger picks an on-screen keyboard up just as easily as typing.

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OOps

So I was right not to trust the OnScreenKeyboard-plugin on the Keepass page. Wink

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oh well....

thats true, wasnt thinking.

What other alternative would thier be to enter the password though?
Those are the only keyboard things I know of:
The real thing
and the on screen one..

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Maybe

A writing-pad (touch-screen) with handwriting recognition?
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Nice Idea!

But somehow, the info which letter you typed (no matter in which way) must reach the system and the system has to recognise the letter. So if the programm gets the info at this point, I dont think we have a chance to bypass or fool it because the system would be fooled too.

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Actually

(DQM) I think the system handles the keyboard, while handwriting recognition is handled on the software side.
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Yeah, I have thought of this

Yeah, I have thought of this before - would be good if you could somehow incorporate a RSA public/private key system - for instance, the files are only accesible if you have a file on avaliable with the key in on the host PC or something like that... Kind of like the way that SSH works with keyless logins...

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upgrade to an other drive

You should upgrade to a usb drive protected by a fingerprint scanner!
for exemple:
http://www.sandisk.com/Products/Catalog(1066)-SanDisk_Cruzer_Profile_USBFlash_Drive.aspx

but they make it only in 512 mb or 1gb.
sorry this one is not U3 , bad exemple.

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