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Are you super paranoid? Do you need to have your computer locked from use whenever you're away? Do you tremble in fear worrying about ppl playing around on your precious
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    Default Turn Your iPhone or iPod Touch into a Mac Security Key
    Are you super paranoid? Do you need to have your computer locked from use whenever you're away? Do you tremble in fear worrying about ppl playing around on your precious Mac? Are you too lazy to type in your account password? Is your self image that of a super spy? Here's a new option. Take one rohos lock program and one iPhone / iPod Touch to make a Mac USB computer security key.

    First grab rohos and install.

    Run rohos and hit "Choose USB key device"



    Select your iPhone and "Choose USB"



    Type your password



    Turn the Key on



    Great! Your iPhone / iPod Touch is now a usb security Key. To lock your computer unplug your iPhone / iPod Touch. To unlock plug it in. Of course you can also make flash drives etc into a security key as well but what's the fun in that?

    The downsides. The software is a free trial you have to buy it or abandon it after 15 days. The rohos software on windows doesn't allow selection of the iPhone / iPod Touch as a USB device. You will get ridiculed by normal people if you use this in public.

    thanks pelchat
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    cool stuff
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    nice, i wish it come for windows i have both mac and pc but i use my pc the most

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    very nice!

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    this is pretty cool but since my MBP only has two USB slots that kind of sucks that I have to use one of them constantly you know?

    I'm definitely going to be looking into this program though. Thanks for sharing.

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    heh, not a bad little trick, gonna give this a whirl!

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    Quote Originally Posted by iNfEk View Post
    this is pretty cool but since my MBP only has two USB slots that kind of sucks that I have to use one of them constantly you know?

    I'm definitely going to be looking into this program though. Thanks for sharing.
    I agree! I am on an air oh well would be fun to screw with people though

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    will there be a version for windows?

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    Exclamation Death Stick and What THen?
    What if your stick is damaged by a BAD CHEAP motherboard,? Or if you lost your stick.? I Have mane experience people coming to me with Bad stick beacause motherboard Over-Voltaged the stick and BOOM everything is gone.

    What can we do about that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by eyepoper View Post
    What if your stick is damaged by a BAD CHEAP motherboard,? Or if you lost your stick.? I Have mane experience people coming to me with Bad stick beacause motherboard Over-Voltaged the stick and BOOM everything is gone.

    What can we do about that?
    I'm reading that on Rohos Logon key for Windows that it has a series of security questions that you can answer if you mess up, but I don't know about this version.
    I want to try it, but I've lost my USB key, lol
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    you can have multiple keys for this such as a thumbdrive or even a cd anything you can think of. so make your iphone your primary if you want and then have 1 or more thumbdrives as your back up.
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    it would be nice if it was like bluephoneelite and used the bluetooth id to unlock and lock when your in the vicinity of your mac!

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    yeah and another idea that would be nice is if you could do it with the wifi proximity. it would detect your iphone through wifi and unlock and then when it didnt detect you phone anymore (say when you leave the room) it locks up.
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    great but...Is there anyway to do something like it on Windows

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    more reason for someone to steal your iphone =d

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    Great idea but seems like a real pain to have to plug in my phone every time I want to use my computer. Thinking I'll pass on this one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jibaro3 View Post
    nice, i wish it come for windows i have both mac and pc but i use my pc the most
    Your wish came true! Rohos Logon offers cross-platform security for Windows and Mac. Have a look at Windows version here Rohos Logon Key - Secure Windows login; 2-factor authentication; Use a USB flash drive for Windows logon;. Cool stuff

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