updated 04:45 am EDT, Tue July 1, 2008
UniKey USB dongle
SecuTech Solution this week announced UniKey, a driverless USB security key that functions as a 'hardware version of a password'. Cheap enough to be supplied with new software, the USB dongle is designed to act as a 'key' to both the software EULA and provide user access. Aimed at reducing piracy rates, users of UniKey-enabled software that do not have the correct key plugged in, would be 'locked out' of the application.
Functionality for the USB key comes from the free UniKey specific SDK, through which developers can easily create a secure shell to ensure their software can only be accessed by a specific USB dongle. The system, however, can also be extended for use over the internet, with licenses sent over the internet and attached to a previously purchased UniKey.
Fully compatible with both Mac OS X, FreeBSD and Windows 98/XP/Vista, orders and free evaluation periods on all products can be arranged through the company's website.