Addonics Technologies CAUF1W User Manual
T E C H N O L O G I E S
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The CipherUSB works by encrypting data using a
CAUF1W: Basic ECB
CAUF1M: Basic ECB
CAUF2W: Advanced CBC
CAUF2M: Advanced CBC
Once a CipherUSB with
This procedure only needs to be done when setting up the CipherUSB for the first time, or when a new password is desired. The CipherUSB will retain the last password it was programmed with and models without
1.Connect the CipherUSB to a computer running Windows, and connect a USB storage device into the CipherUSB. The CipherUSB will not respond until a working storage device is connected to its USB device port.
2.For models without
3.Click OK to proceed to the utility. Choose a password as short or as long (up to 32 characters) as desired, and enter it into the “Setup” and “Confirm” fields. Then click Start.
CAUTION: KEEP YOUR PASSWORD SAFE AND REMEMBER IT. OTHER CipherUSB DEVICES CAN USE THE SAME PASSWORD TO UNLOCK MEDIA ENCRYPTED BY THIS DEVICE. IF THE PASSWORD IS LOST THE DATA IS LOST. THERE IS NO “BACK DOOR” TO UNLOCK OR RECOVER THE PASSWORD OR THE ENCRYPTION KEY.
After confirming once more for security, the CipherUSB will be programmed with a
Using the CipherUSB With Storage
Data that is encrypted will only be readable after being decrypted again using a CipherUSB programmed with the correct password.
While it is required to connect the CipherUSB with a storage device attached in order to encrypt files, it is not necessary to encrypt files on the attached storage. Files may be encrypted or decrypted on any of the computer's storage devices.
Using the CipherUSB FLE To Encrypt Files
Once The CipherUSB FLE has been initialized with a password (and has been unlocked if the
On the left side of the window is a Tree view of the computer's storage devices. Clicking on any of these will show their contents on the right side.
To encrypt files, select one or more items on the right side, then drag them to the closed padlock icon in the
The File Encrypt and Decrypt selections in the Replace the Originals section work the same as dragging to the padlock icons.
Choosing File Encrypt in the Create a new Folder section will cause a new folder to appear called AES_Encrypted, containing the encrypted version of the files. Choosing File Decrypt in the Create a new Folder section will cause a new folder to appear called AES_Decrypt, containing the decrypted version of the files.
Performing encryption on a folder or drive will operate on all of the files in that folder or drive. Note: the encryption and decryption functions do not traverse through subfolders. Only the actual files in the selected folder or drive will be encrypted. Files located in subfolders will not be affected.
Write protection only works with storage devices that are removable media, such as USB Flash Drives or flash media in a standard reader. Write protection will not work with Fixed disk media, such as USB hard drives or SSD drives, the Addonics Pocket eSATA/USB DigiDrive, or eSATA hard disks connected through adapters such as the Addonics USB 3.0 to eSATAp Adapter or the Addonics USB 3.0 to eSATA Mini Adapter.
Write Protection works by blocking requests from the computer to write to the media and does not protect the media from being written to if the media is not connected to the CipherUSB device. It only works with the drive connected through the CipherUSB.
There are two types of Write Protection available:
Write Protect Boot Record/MBR
Checking this box will cause the CipherUSB to refuse any write requests from the computer to the first logical sector of the removable media. This feature provides basic protection against malware attacks that attempt to deploy payload at boot time or upon insertion of removable media.
Write Protect Entire Storage
Checking this box will cause the CipherUSB to refuse ALL write requests from the computer to the removable media. This feature will protect all data on the media from being erased or overwritten while in use with the CipherUSB device.
1.Read the firmware update for important changes to the unit's operation or the update procedure. If a firmware release note contradicts these instructions, follow the release notes instead.
2.Insert the CipherUSB with a storage device. The CipherUSB will not
respond unless a storage device is attached to it. 3. Run the CipherUSB.exe program. If the CipherUSB unit has not been initialized with a password, the Update Firmware tab will not appear. Initialize the unit with a password, unplug it, plug it back in, then select the Update Firmware tab.
4.Be sure the DX Information section shows AES Length is 256 and ECB mode is selected for the CAUF1W,
5.In the Update new firmware section, click the Firmware button. Change the file type to “BinaryFile(*.256) if neces sary, then browse to the folder containing the new firmware and open it.
6.Click the Start Programming button. A dialog will shortly appear instructing you to remove the CipherUSB and reinsert it. After removing and reinserting the device, the firm ware update will be completed.
NOTE: The CipherUSB may or may not need to be initialized with the password again. If a storage device using the existing password is connected when the CipherUSB is reinserted and the file system appears intact, the password has been retained. Otherwise it may be necessary to set the password again.