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    VSUsbLogon is described as 'allows to login Windows in a secure way via USB device, replacing the password based Windows login. You don’t need to remember and type your Windows password (but your system is still password protected)' and is an app in the security & privacy category. There are more than 10 alternatives to VSUsbLogon for Mac, Windows, iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch. The best alternative is USB Raptor, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like VSUsbLogon are Near Lock, MacID, NFC Connector Light and Predator.

    This page was last updated May 23, 2022
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    VSUsbLogon allows to login Windows in a secure way via USB device, replacing the password based Windows login. You don’t...
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    1. Lock and unlock your computer using USB flash drives as keys.
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      Near Lock is an app that turns your iPhone into a personal key for your Mac. When you walk away from your Mac, it will be automaticallylocked. Once you approach your workplace again, Near Lock will unlock your Mac.

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      Not compatible with MacOS Catalina. The developer promised an update, but never delivered.



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      Unlock your Mac with just your fingerprint, passcode, or wrist – without even unlocking your iOS device.
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      NFC CSP is a software used to emulate the cryptographic functions of smart card using a NFC tag connected to a PCSC reader. It has been designed allow a quick and secure login, independently of the password, like in a hospital.
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      PREDATOR locks your PC when you are away, even if your Windows session is still opened. It uses a regular USB flash drive as an access control device, and works as follows: You insert the USB drive; you run PREDATOR (autostart with Windows is possible)


    2. PC: Two-factor authentication solution that converts any USB drive or Bluetooth smart device into a security token for your computer and allows to access Windows in a secure way by this token, replacing the Windows login.
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      Lock and unlock your screen with a usb storage device.
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      TokenLock - The ultimate Mac Locking App. Automatically Lock your computer using USB, Bluetooth (iPhone) Proximity or your Apple Remote, from the menu, by clicking the icon or using a Hotkey. Check out www.map-pin.com for demos and more info!
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      ISLOG Logon allow the user identification with a contactless card. Windows session automatically opens when user is behind the workstation and lock itself automatically when the user goes away.
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      EIDAuthenticate is a software tool used to perform smart card logon on a standalone computer not joined to an active directory domain. The software was designed to support most smart cards and to be compatible with existing smart card components.

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      The community edition (unmaintained since 2013) is currently not available for download because of a problem with Windows 10; the Enterprise edition is unaffected. Read more at https://www.mysmartlogon.com/download/

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