Tuesday, 6 January 2015

E2B v1.62 Beta4 new password protection feature

A new E2B password protection feature has been added.

If you want the user to have enter a password before a certain ISO or any other payload file can be run, you can now just add the three letters "pwd" to the end of the file extension.

Bug in this version - please try latest Beta!



For instance, if you have copied Ubuntu14.iso to the \_ISO\MAINMENU folder, any user can run it simply by selecting the menu item. However, with E2B v1.63Beta4 and later versions, you can simply change the file extension to .isopwd and when the user selects the Ubuntu14 menu entry and presses the ENTER key, they will be prompted for a password before Ubuntu14 will run.

The password can be set by the menupwd variable which can be set in the \_ISO\MyE2B.cfg file.

If no menupwd variable is set however, then the pwd variable will be used instead (default=easy2boot). So, if you don't have a MyE2B.cfg file, the password will be easy2boot.

There is also explanatory text in the Sample_MyE2B.cfg file:

# payload file extensions ending in "pwd" will ask for a password before they will run
# If menupwd is defined, then that will be the required password
# If menupwd is not set then the pwd will be used (if set)
# e.g. if file = Ubuntu14.1.isopwd or Win7Install.imgPTNpwd  and menupwd=fred then you must enter fred before  the payload will run
#      if both menupwd and pwd are not set, then no password will be prompted for
# Can use md5 encrypted password or plain text...
### set menupwd=--md5 $1$fzr3$gtBm4hqXA1CohTSpMsuxG1
### set menupwd=fred

To update your E2B drive(s), just run the UPDATE_E2B_DRIVE.CMD script that is in the download.

P.S. See Britec's new video on E2B here - but don't extract E2B to the Desktop like he did!