The functionality of your Palm handheld can be extended by turning it into an authentication key on which encryption passwords and user profiles are stored. You will be able to use your Palm to protect access to your computer and use it instead of typing the passwords. You will also enjoy the safety of having all your important documents on it - all protected by strong 256-bit AES encryption.
You can easily do this by using a smart combination of Dekart and Softick software.
It will take you only a few minutes to learn how to make your Palm an all-in-one solution - a handheld, a security token and an encrypted disk. We hope this guide will help you increase the value of your Palm - by making it a secure and efficient solution for protecting your private data.
Why is this approach a better one?
The answers are simple:
»Cost-effectiveness - you will not have to buy any additional hardware.
»A steep learning curve - you can keep using the PDA in a usual manner, without having to change your habits or adapt to new software.
»Privacy - you can be sure that your data is safe, because it is always in your pocket.
»100% secure - due to the fact that every single bit of your files is encrypted with the strongest encryption algorithm available today, the data is not accessible even if you lose the flash memory card or your Palm is stolen.
With these facts in mind, it is clear why the common approach to the security of your data would not be appropriate for you:
»A usual password is not safe. It can be easily detected by keyloggers and spyware; it can be brute-forced, or even guessed!
You can write it down on a piece of paper, someone can read it.
You can make errors when typing it, so it will take you more attempts to fill it in, hence someone has more chances to see the keys you're pressing.
Usually people use the same password for all their accounts in order to not forget it. A single flaw, and all your privacy is vanished; while storing the passwords on the PDA will save you from all the trouble.
»It is a common practice to use a smart card for secure authentication. However, smart cards and biometric devices are quite expensive equipment. As you already own a handheld device, you can easily save a fortune by using it with the same efficiency as the smart card.
Most of the Palm owners get so attached to their devices that eventually the PDA becomes a part of them. In this case, this is probably the most private solution from all the private solutions you could possibly ask for!
Features of Card Export
»Card Export II emulates industry standard USB Mass Storage device on most of Palm handhelds.
»Helps to install Palm OS applications to the storage card quickly
»Performs fast audio and video content transfer to the cards. Transfer your MP3 files to the cards using Windows Explorer, Windows Media Player or your favorite file manager.
»Allows to use flash card as a floppy or USB thumbdrive for any of your data files
»Performs fast backup and restoation of your card content
»Helps to perform a storage card maintenance. Format flash card and check filesystem integrity using desktop operation system. You can also recover erased files using desktop tools.
Palm OS 4.0 (Palm OS 5 compatible and enhanced)
Works with Microsoft Windows 2000/XP/Me on desktop, Windows Vista, Windows 98/Mac OS X 10.3 or better
Color support: Yes
Hi resolution support: Yes
Palm m500/m505/m515, Palm Tungsten T, T2, T3, T5, E, C, W Palm Zire 71/21 handhelds, PalmOne Treo 600, PalmOne Treo 650, PalmOne Treo 680, Palm Treo 700p, Palm Treo 755P, Tapwave Zodiac 1, 2 including Tapwave Zodiac 1.1 ROM Update, Palm Zire 31, Palm Zire 72, Palm TX, Palm Z22, Aceeca Meazura RDA, Palm Centro.
1.Where can I get a list of supported devices?
The list can be found in the Softick Card Export II installation manual.
2. How to disconnect the drive from the computer?
You should use the "disconnect removable device" feature by clicking the icon in the system tray. Afterwards, press 'disconnect' on your Palm.
3. Is it wrong not to use 'safe hardware removal' even if Softick Card Export II tells me that there are no read/write operations currently in progress?
In Windows XP you can remove it right away, because this OS is optimizes the external devices for 'quick removal'. If this setting is changed, or you have a different OS, we suggest you use 'safe hardware removal'.
4. Why doesn't it connect if I use the infra-red interface?
Softick Card Export II will only allow you to mount the card to the desktop if you use the cradle.
5. How can I get it to work in Windows 98?
Use the supplied driver, it is located in Softick Card Export II distributive.
But we encourage you to experiment with other applications, and contact us if you found something new, so that we could further extend this list.