Homemade USB Stick For Automating Windows Authentication


Typing password daily make any user remember it and this is good, but not for a long time as a normal organization ask their employee to change it after certain period so you need to remember the new one and so on.

Joonas Pihlajamaa a programmer who solved this issue by using a USB HID stick that types a password stored in EEPROM, The device may also generate a new password with 10 characters by only typing the CAPS button which will help in getting a new password in a fast way without need to remember it. The programmer used an old 512 MB flash drive.

All what you need as explained in the post a cable and a usual USB device with software that is available on his website, the application is based on EasyLogger program which is a simple example of application that presents itself as a USB keyboard to the host and automatically enters the values it measures.

Picture explains how to place the USB cable (click to enlarge)

Picture explain how to link the connectors (click to enlarge)

Picture for inside the USB stick (click to enlarge)

The program is published under GNU GPL v3 License and if we look at the cost than it is free and you can use it at your organization to eliminate the panic of passwords.

Source : http://codeandlife.com/2012/03/03/diy-usb-password-generator/