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Giveaway of the day — abylon LOGON

Secure and comfortable windows logon with smart card, memory stick or CD!
$25.50 EXPIRED
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abylon LOGON was available as a giveaway on March 16, 2010!

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Secure and comfortable windows logon with smart card, memory stick or CD!

The software abylon LOGON offers a comfortable way to protect your computer against illegal access. You only need to train your smart card, your removable media (e. g. memory stick), or a CD/DVD with your windows login data and in the future this medium is your authentication for the computer.

The input of a password is possible as extended protection. By leaving your computer you need only to pull the smart card or the removable media and your computer locked or logged out automatically. Thus protect your computer against snoopier views and data theft without large training. For professional users various certificate smart cards are supported. During the registration to the computer only the smart card or the USB-Token (e.g. Aladdin eToken) must be insert.

System Requirements:

Windows 2000 to Vista

Publisher:

Abylonsoft

Homepage:

http://www.abylonsoft.com/logon/index.htm

File Size:

9.04 MB

Price:

$25.50

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#50

I want to see Rohos logon for GAOTD.
There are more features in rohos than aylon

Reply   |   Comment by Pawwe  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#49

@14, I have a few programs that hog RAM when they do not need to and make the O/S thrash the HDD. So I have tried a few "RAM defrag" programs and not all are :-
1) consastant in their abilities and
2) are able to deal with all troublesome programs.
Before any comment about "buy more RAM", there are many reasons for not buying more RAM, e.g. loan computers, and more reasons.
Also this "thrashing the HDD" ; which is easily missed on Desktop PCs, because they have good sound reduction and also the HDD light is genrally out of sight whilst the PC is in use, could be one of the reasosn why a suprising number of HDD do not last as long as they should.

Reply   |   Comment by Terry  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#48

What happems if you mislay said logon card??!! I`ve managed to daye to lose one empty one and it`s mighty annoying, but die to their ultra small size, inevitable= By the way Majorgeeks are copying your site with Easeous Recovery for 3 days ending tomorrow 18th being according to them completly free within that timespan

Reply   |   Comment by Bill Cameron  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#47

#38, I have a news for you - one can lose one's fingerprints, either by burning the fingers with something very hot or a very strong chemical,
or with some diseases the blood circulation in one's fingers can be severely diminished.
Sorry, but in real life there are no 100% guarantees for anything.

Reply   |   Comment by Lucy  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#46

Adam@33:
Try reverting to a previous restore point.I tried uninstalling just to test your point. Got the same message but reverting to a previous restore does the job. Also if you uninstall using a proven uninstaller such as Revo (free),in "advanced mode", the uninstall is clean and no warning comes up.

Reply   |   Comment by KenyanPhoenix  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#45

@38

"I think that fingerprint scanning is more effective than any of these other methods because it is impossible for you to be able to lose your fingerprints. Any other keys, you could potentially lose them."

Ever hear of of an industrial accident? LOL. Seriously though, In addition to using randomly generated passwords through this or a similar program, there has been no stated reason why said passwords cannot be encrypted with, say, Axcrypt (the portable version). This program would be useful for those who really need that extra security but y'all have to remember that NOTHING is foolproof (for one, there are too many fools in this world), so you do all you can do and hope for the best and pray that when poop happens, it doesn't happen to you 8-)

Reply   |   Comment by Dave  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#44

What's wrong with a System Password again?

o You don't lose it.
o Nobody can steal it unless you write it down on a sticky note.
o You can take it with you anywhere.
o It won't lock you out when your USB stick or CD dies.
o Its already built in, merely requiring activation.
o You can have more than one for different users or purposes.
o You can regulate your own levels of desired security.
o Its next to impossible to hack. Even into Safe Mode.
o You cannot boot your system without it.

-JC

Reply   |   Comment by JC  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#43

I am having the same 64bit dll failure when programs loads just like abylon Basic from March 9th. Other people had this same problem on the 9th. I am running xp sp3 32-bit. Never had any problems with any other software but 2nd product now is bugged from abylon. Developers can you guys release a patch fix so these two programs can be usable? This is a major bug in installer not detecting right OS or something. Your older products did install work fine prior to these two bugged versions.

Reply   |   Comment by Jason  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#42

@26, you are correct, I did not browse away from the GAOTD site to verify compatibility. To be fair I was running on S2008r2 so if I went and bought the new version it shouldn't work, even though LOGON misidentified as W7?

@32, no, you have to buy the new version to get W7 compatibility. W7 is the issue, not 32/64. See developer's response in #26.

Reply   |   Comment by Tim C.  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#41

smart card usb? you should have more than one if you do this, just like a house key, it pays to have more than one.
I agree abylon should hire someone fluent in english to write descriptions and be their spokesperson.


I have to wonder what people would have on their home computer that they think other people would want ? you only need mild security for people who you live with, and if james bond breaks in then he could just take your whole computer or drives, and eventually get whatever info is on them.

a work computer or research computer then I can understand the need for more security.

Reply   |   Comment by john connor  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#40

#38 asked:

Does no one here know how to disable booting from disks from the BIOS?

I comment:

Yes, but since my BIOS is not passworded is not the boot sequence is easily changed?

Reply   |   Comment by A N O Question  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#39

"Therefore the software learn once the credential by entering."

Really? I'm going to give the people responsible for that sentence the key to the front door?

"Download the setups and additional information"

Maybe I'm crazy, but it occurs to me that if a company won't take the time (or worse yet, isn't capable) to get the language right - then there's no reason for me to believe that they didn't cut corners elsewhere too.

"Scrennshots of the software"

If you're not fluent a certain language, fine; but how hard could it be to find someone who is to proof for you?
Wouldn't it be worth it just to appease ass****s like myself?

"After uninstalling the correct login abylon all software made by the settings in the registry back on the value of the installation reset..."

Good lord.

Reply   |   Comment by Frank Drakman  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#38

Quote: "If I insert a live Linux CD how is the Windows data protected from being read or copied?

The Developer did not answer that question, as copied from above."

Does no one here know how to disable booting from disks from the BIOS? Simply set the Hard Drive as #1 priority, lock the back of your computer with a lock and your system is quite secure. Also, I think that fingerprint scanning is more effective than any of these other methods because it is impossible for you to be able to lose your fingerprints. Any other keys, you could potentially lose them. I'd rather stick to authentication that is with you forever, passwords and fingerprints. Using a smart card to logon would be the next best thing apart from fingerprints because they aren't easily duplicated, but you can lose a smart card easily though. Be careful, and don't lock yourself out of your own system!!

Reply   |   Comment by Da KeZ  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#37

It seems this would be a great application for the very mobile laptops or netbooks, since those are more vulnerable to theft or loss. I take my netbook everywhere I go and would feel a lot better being able to "lock it up" as an extra layer of security should it fall into the wrong hands. All my media are backed up in triplicate and stored online so I don't have to worry about the odd memory stick failing or getting lost. This application sounds interesting and I'll give it a try.

Reply   |   Comment by Iris  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#36

Worth Remembering.

10 Immutable Laws of Security

Law #1: If a bad guy can persuade you to run his program on your computer, it's not your computer anymore
Law #2: If a bad guy can alter the operating system on your computer, it's not your computer anymore
Law #3: If a bad guy has unrestricted physical access to your computer, it's not your computer anymore
Law #4: If you allow a bad guy to upload programs to your website, it's not your website any more
Law #5: Weak passwords trump strong security
Law #6: A computer is only as secure as the administrator is trustworthy
Law #7: Encrypted data is only as secure as the decryption key
Law #8: An out of date virus scanner is only marginally better than no virus scanner at all
Law #9: Absolute anonymity isn't practical, in real life or on the Web
Law #10: Technology is not a panacea

(Microsoft didn't "create" these laws - but they do have a commentary on them)

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc722487.aspx

Reply   |   Comment by BuBBy  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)
#35

5. Nice find.

Reply   |   Comment by Karolinger  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#34

If I insert a live Linux CD how is the Windows data protected from being read or copied?

The Developer did not answer that question, as copied from above.

Reply   |   Comment by A N O Question  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#33

I downloaded this program and installed it properly. When I went to to uninstall it rebooted the computer and it gives me this message at startup:

"The Logon User Interface DLL C:/Program Files/Abylonsoft/SALogon/saltfgina.dll failed to load

Contact system admin to replace dll"

I have no idea what to do now...

Reply   |   Comment by adam  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#32

Does this work on Win 7 64 Bit or not??
Please advise, several said no...

Thank you in advance.

Reply   |   Comment by Richard  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#31

The only form of data security i know is to open your hard drive, physically, remove the disk and disfigure it with a hammer before throwing it into the ocean. That's 99.999% secure. Its like breathing and looking for rest, the only eternal rest is in the grave, and that's 99.999% rest.

Reply   |   Comment by Chris  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-12)
#30

For someone who is in an environment where you need the extra security, this would be very good to have... Kids have this way of getting into things that would make a spy green with envy. A Mini CD-ROM disc would be my choice for the removable. sorry, but while I like this software, I don't need it in my current situation. Lou

Reply   |   Comment by Lou  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#29

Interesting offering, but I already use PGP Whole Disc Encryption - which I think is far more secure. If anyone pinches my computer there's no way they'll access my hard drive. Ever! :-)

Reply   |   Comment by Marcel Wave  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#28

Theoretically, if security is such a problem then why keep the information on the computer? If one has to have a flash card then wouldn't it make more sense to keep the secure information on the flash card or CD/DVD and not the computer? A flash card can always be locked away.

Reply   |   Comment by Patrick McNamara  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)
#27

This is the finest download GAOTD has ever offered. Don't be foolish. Download it today!! I can tell you ... it's good!!

Hopefully my review has helped you make an informed decision.

Thank you,
Boingo

Reply   |   Comment by Boingo  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-32)
#26

At first - sorry for my bad english ;-)
I want answer some questions from this board.

1)
abylon LOGON is just a part of your computer security and not a tool to encrypt your files. It should protect you e.g. from KeyLoggers.
It is faster and easier to logon and you can randomize your password each day.
You can use very long and difficult passwords, because, you do not have to enter it any time.

2)
abylon LOGON can be used togehter with X.509-Certificates (e.g. on SmartCards) - this smartcards could not be copy or cloned.
If you use a usb-stick, you could not clone or copy it to logon.

3)
biometrie is just one solution. Other don't want biometrie - they want to use SmardCards or cheap USB-Sticks.

4)
You should use the stick like a normal key. If you lose it, you can logon with a SecureID (manually). But if an other person take your stick, he can use it to logon. For this case, you can add a Password for higher protection.

5)
We don't write anything to windows-directory. We just create here a INI-File. INI-Files should save to the windows-directory (see Microsoft Dokumentation). This is just ONE SMALL FILE.

6)
Windows7 - we wrote on this homepage, that this version (7.x) is not for Windows7!!! If you want to use it on Windows7, you must download the version 8.x.

7)
Some other problems can sometimes happend, if you have a virus-protection on your system.

8)
I hope, that some other give us suggestions or help to make abylon LOGON better.

I hope, that my anser can help a little bit - and sorry for this english.

best regards - aby

Reply   |   Comment by Aby  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+47)
#25

@13: You clicked on the wrong link. You should have clicked on the homepage link in the grey-colored block.

Reply   |   Comment by GMMan  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#24

I wish developers would stop putting their activation files into the Windows folder. The Windows folder is just that, for Windows. It's not a junkyard for other programs to dump in or hide stuff in.

Reply   |   Comment by GMMan  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+21)
#23

That sounds like a great program to me! Like I mean... you can use a smart card or a removable device to logon to your computer? Kinda troublesome for most of us, but could be neato for some who really needs to secure their stuff!

~Joji~

Reply   |   Comment by Joji  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-9)
#22

Didn't read all of the comments but I'm sure someone brought this up.If your memory stick or cd drive craps out I assume you are screwed.

Reply   |   Comment by Rab  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-10)
#21

#18- It doesn't sound to me like it will have your Master Boot Record in the result-so no. It will just log you in & out of Windows & make it so your PC won't boot up without using it. Your Master Boot Record will stay on your PC.

Reply   |   Comment by Skye-hook  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#20

Users who lose sleep wondering whether their files are safe can always go out and pick-up a PC with biometric security features. Which is the trend nowadays anyway with PC manufacturers so programs like today’s GOTD, will become obsolete. But in the mean time...

Reply   |   Comment by aRenegade  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#19

When your pc starts to play up (get hard to start), you will rue the day that you went to far with security.

Reply   |   Comment by Rob  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)
#18

Besides security usages, couldn't this software be used as an emergency boot disk, say written to a SM card or equivalent?

Reply   |   Comment by BearPup  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-14)
#17

In Server 2008r2, I get the following popup during installation:

This setup does not run under Windows 7! Would you like to look on our website, if the current test version of Windows 7 is suitable? Therefor an Internet connection is required!

(sic)

Regardless of clicking yes or no, nothing happens.

Anyway seemed like a nice idea for the house server downstairs, as I could just hang a USB stick from the case for the family to use, and not have to worry about the password getting lost. Not much use for my laptop though.

Oh well, seemed like a good idea. :)

Reply   |   Comment by Tim C.  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#16

@ Donald Reynolds

Same here, but I changed the compatibility to be set to Vista SP2 and it installed fine. I haven't tested the program yet though.

Reply   |   Comment by Carrot Muncher  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)
#15

Same thing but free http://www.snapfiles.com/get/predator.html

Reply   |   Comment by jim  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+14)
#14

To # 9:

I think you are looking at LOGON SSO, not the version that is offered here!

Sparky

Reply   |   Comment by The Artful Dodger  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-7)
#13

Before downloading & installing this software, I wanted to get more information from the manufacturer's website. Using the "learn more" link above, I was taken to the IOBit site for Advance SystemCare or some such...

Reply   |   Comment by Dr. Ken  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#12

This software apparently does not work with Windows 7 (either 32- or 64-bit version)!

Sparky

Reply   |   Comment by The Artful Dodger  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-10)
#11

I heavily doubt real protection: what about booting the "protected" computer with a PE system from USB-flash/HD,CD,DVD or other external media?
Starting with this, aou would have to do a lot more to be on the safe side.
Than you have to protect your HD itself by password which is possible, but might bring up another problems.

It´s a long chain and a lot of knowledge is needed.

Finally, what was mentioned by TK (#3): Be cautious with the media you choose! Don´t trust the durability neither of sticks nor of CDs/DVDs too much. (And, just to mention: not only CDs/DVDs can be copied exactly - almost any media, even a flash drive could finally be mimiced.)

Conclusion:
A solution for home and a certain degree of protection - but with some possible arising problems... so plan and think about in advance for your goal/needs!

Reply   |   Comment by ws  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+20)
#10

Supported OS [http://www.abylonsoft.com/logon/details.htm]:
Operating systems Nt4, 2000, XP, Vista, Win 7, 2003, 2008, WTS, 32 und 64bit

As you can see from the developer's site, version 8 is now current.

I would think for abylon LOGON to be more than casually effective you'd also need to use drive encryption. As your data is normally what you'd want to protect [no one wants to steal your Windows' files], I would think just encrypting those [e.g. Truecrypt] would work as well if not better.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+19)
#9

When trying to install it showed a message that it was not compatible with Windows 7.

Reply   |   Comment by Donald Reynolds  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)
#8

Re Flash Drive failure.

Shoot me down if I'm wrong here but I assume that SD cards are Ok and to keep a couple of spares locked in the vault would'nt be a problem for most.


For those that need it, this doesn't seem a bad offering.

Reply   |   Comment by rizla01  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)
#7

If I insert a live Linux CD how is the Windows data protected from being read or copied?

Reply   |   Comment by A Question  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+31)
#6

I really would suggest not using this software unless you really need it. Flashcards are not just delicate but also easy to lose.
This sort of software's really best for companies that need better security. The standard user isn't going to need this sort of equipment.

'In case by loosing or defect of a physical key can be enter an emergency SecureID.' A backdoor method of access is provided.

Good things about it include easy locking by just ripping out the key, but this also means that if you're traveling and the flash drive accidentally gets removed, you've been locked out of your computer and your flash drive may have jut broken.

I'm not downloading it; I'd lose my flash drive by tomorrow :D

Reply   |   Comment by Kylamus  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+28)
#5

http://www.snapfiles.com/reviews/predator/predator.html

looks better to me Furthermore, Predator frequently changes the security codes recorded on your USB drive, so even if an intruder manages to copy your stick, this copy will not work because the codes on your own stick will have changed in the meantime.

Reply   |   Comment by hotdoge3  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+43)
#4

If total drive encryption is used in this technology, consider what would happen if some important system files get corrupted. You will need to format the entire hard drive and start over again.

Reply   |   Comment by latte  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+27)
#3

I see some fundimental problems with using a USB flash drive as the sole authentication medium... they have a known finite life-span. So if the flsh drive fails, as it will... you become locked out of you own computer... unless a backdoor method of access is provided, which then defeats its purpose. Aren't CD's and USB flash drives simple to clone? Where's ther security with that if your secure access medium can be cloned by anyone that can get physical access to it. I presume Safe mode startup is protected to as well as total drive encryption is used on the target computers to prevent offline access to the sensitive data?

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+75)
#2

As an addendum, I work for the U.S. Army; only smartcards are allowed.

We cannot use any removable media at all, hence the need for the added hardware.

Reply   |   Comment by Dan  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+27)
#1

I have to use a smartcard to login and use a different software to do so, so I will bypass today's giveaway.

I will comment that using a smartcard, if you have one, is preferable to a password, but there is also hardware that has to be installed as well.

I don't see how many users of GAOTD can take full advantage of an offering such as this.

Reply   |   Comment by Dan  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+33)
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