Security news: Steganos Security Suite 2006 for PC users.Steganos has launched Steganos Security Suite 2006. This latest version of the leading privacy protection suite includes the latest releases of Steganos Safe 8 and Steganos AntiSpyware 2006, as well as features exclusive to this suite.
Highlights of the new software include:
* Support for 256 bit encryption using the never-cracked AES algorithm
* USB-sticks, mobile phones or digital cameras can be used to unlock encrypted drives
* USB sticks It typically refers to a flash-based USB drive, but may refer to a USB-based device that performs some other function such as a wireless adapter. See USB drive. can be used as rewriteable encrypted safes
* Steganos AntiTheft an·ti·theft
Designed to prevent theft: an antitheft automotive device. : gives a PC owner data on where their PC is being used so stolen machines can more easily be recovered
* Password-protection for browser favourites
* Integrated Internet Trace Destructor (programming) destructor - A function provided by a class in C++ and some other object-oriented languages to delete an object, the inverse of a constructor. and Shredder
* Password Manager A password manager is software that helps a user organize passwords and PIN codes. The software typically has a local database or files that holds the encrypted password data. can now automatically enter passwords as well as storing them
* Automatic Crash Protection
* Free updates for a generation of the software
Steganos Security Suite 2006 in detail:--Steganos Safe 8
With Steganos Safe 8, also available as standalone product, users can create an unlimited number of secure, encrypted virtual drives, each containing up to 640B of data. The drives can be accessed directly from within applications, through Windows Explorer See Explorer. and through any interact browser.
Safe 8 uses the long-established but never cracked international encryption standard AES (Advanced Encryption Standard (cryptography, algorithm) Advanced Encryption Standard - (AES) The NIST's replacement for the Data Encryption Standard (DES). The Rijndael /rayn-dahl/ symmetric block cipher, designed by Joan Daemen and Vincent Rijmen, was chosen by a NIST contest to be AES. ).
Previous versions of Steganos Safe employed 128-bit AES. Now using 256 bit keys, Safe 8 provides a level of encryption that is considered by the US National Security Agency to be of a high enough standard to protect its data classified as top secret.
Safe 8 installed requires administrator rights-
* Supported devices: ActiveSyn-compatible devices (eg phones, PDAS PDAS Public Domain Aeronautical Software
PDAS Plant Data Acquisition System
PDAS PCS Data Access Service (Telcordia)
PDAS Personnel Data Access System ); all devices that Windows recognises as a writeable storage device (eg USB keys, storage cards, digital carnem).
--Bluetooth must be supported by the computer and mobile phone for wireless unlocking to be supported.
--Storage devices and key devices are not supplied by Steganos.
Steganes Security Suite 2006 is available online at www.steggos.com