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Fujitsu LIFEBOOK T904 – Advanced Protection with Multilayer Security December 7, 2014

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In the era of digital world, where we are rapidly moving toward Web 3.0, each and every part of our lives is becoming digital. Starting from our personal date, though our financial records to the corporate information, which, sometimes we are even bound by a NDA (Non-Disclosure-Agreement); everything is stored on our personal/official devices. Depending upon the value of the information, we try to protect it accordingly. These days a very common practice for enhanced security is Two Factor Authentication where a code is generated through a device or sent as SMS to be used after the regular password.

Security Features in LIFEBOOK T904

Fujitsu Lifebook T904 provide a variety of software + hardware based solutions for multilayer security:

  • Advanced Theft Protection (Intro, Video)
  • Fingerprint Sensor
  • SmartCard Reader
  • OPAL encrypted drives.

This is to be noted that as early as 2009, Fujitsu has developed hard disk drive security technology based on Opal SSC Standards. If you are interested to read more about this, you can find it here: Opal Storage Specification

Workplace Protect

Fujitsu has developed a dedicated software to handle multiple layers of protection. The good thing is even if you are currently not a Fujitsu customer and you are considering this option, you can try this software on other devices also. Have a look on its simple yet powerful interface:

Fujitsu LIFEBOOK T904 Workplace Protect - Enroll Finger

It is an extensive application which offers finger-print verification even at BIOS level (pre-boot authentication). I have recorded a video to explore this software. I have also included the process to enroll a finger for bio-metric verification. Here we go with the video:

As you have seen in the video, it also supports face verification. It has not been included in the video deliberately as it has been left for the viewers to try and explore. To know more and download proceed to this link: Workplace Protect & Workplace Manager- Secure Authentication Solutions

Unlock Windows Using Bio-Metric Verification

To demonstrate how simple and easy it is to use the bio-metric verification to unlock windows using the finger print sensor, here is a vine:

If you are interested to know, how the biometric verification works for Windows sign-in, you can check the video below. This video has already been shared in the previous article: Fujitsu Lifebook T904 (2 in 1) – Boot Up, Specifications & Review.

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Fujitsu Ultrabook UH572 – Security Features December 5, 2012

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Security has been a hot topic since long. With more and more stuff going in digital form, along with it’s a lot of benefits it has its price. The highest of them is the security (I believe so). Here, we are going to talk about the Lifebook UH572 from security perspective.

Normally, there is a default plan/path and if required a backup plan. The UltraBook has gone one step ahead with three (main) levels of security:

  • Physical or Anti-Theft Security
  • Hardware or Device Security
  • Soft or Data Security

1. Physical or Anti-Theft Security

Lifebook has got a Kensington lock slot (or K-Slot as it is called in short). It is the primary anti-theft mechanism used these days for electronic devices. It is used to attach devices to their bases/stands to avoid theft. Details about K-Slot can be checked here: Wikipedia

Kensington lock slot

Figure: Lifebook UH-572 — K-Slot on the extreme left

Drawback:

The way it is easy to install, the same way it is easy to crack. It can even be picked using a cardboard. It is just an attempt to block from novices attacks.

2. Hardware or Device Security

If  someone happen to steal your Lifebook (God forbid but it could be a real situation), among many possibilities, one case is that if you have got your BIOS as well as hard disk password protected (yes, Lifebook provided with BOTH of these options), the person will try to open your machine and get some benefit from individual components.  Lifebook have got six T6 Torx. This is not a regular type of screw and its driver is commonly not available.

Drawback

The sad thing is T6 Trox screw driver, although not commonly available but it is not so hard to find.

3. Soft or Data Security

As it has been mentioned above that Lifebook is equipped with BOOT and HardDisk password, it also provides a new and wonderful feature Advanced Theft Protection aka ATP. It allows you to remotely perform operation on your machine like theft report, data deletion etc. You can read in more details about ATP at this link: Advanced Theft Protection(PDF File)

Final Thoughts

Even with all these layers of security, there are always some open holes that have to be considered. But, its a lot lot better to have a complex security instead of no security at all, at least in this way your chance/magnitude of loss is highly reduced.

Disclaimer: To make some thing secure, you should be aware of the possible breach points