Personal Edition for PalmOS®/Windows®
is a simple yet very useful program for quick references to sensitive information like PIN
numbers, accounts, passwords, alarm codes etc. People normally use MemoPad
for keeping that data, but the truth is that MemoPad offers very little
protection. Quite at the other end, BeSafe guarantees nobody will learn
your secrets even if you lose your device!
How does it work?
Unlike MemoPad and other data-entry applications, BeSafe keeps its
data encoded with a secret code (password). The decoding password is
only in your head and therefore could not be hacked even by having
physical possession of the device itself. And by using one of the
strongest encryption algorithms in the word - the RIJNADEL
encryption algorithm - you know that with BeSafe your sensitive
information is in safe hands.
users running Internet Explorer 4.0 or later can now enjoy
automatic Web Login to any website
requiring user name and password! This is an incredible help for
active Web surfers, requested by themselves and implemented by BEIKS!
Allows you to
remember only one password and easily lookup any other
No option to
"hack" the program - the only unlocking key is in your head;
every other entered key would simply display garbage
Uses the extremely
strong Advanced Encryption Standard (read
Easy to operate,
interface similar to MemoPad
Data could organized
in different categories
automatic program shutdown for improving security
centralized data propagation server (for enterprises)
A few useful notes
regarding data protection:
It is a known fact that the weakest part of any security system is
usually the human factor. Here are a few advices you may find valuable:
Never choose a
password that can be easily related to you, such as a birth date or a
name of relative;
Never write down your
password on a yellow note or in a text file on your desktop ;-)
The longer your
password is, the higher protection you will get. Choose wisely between
convenience and protection; we recommend at least 4 characters;
Every protection is a
knife with two edges; make sure you really remember your password,
because if you lose it, you will lose your data too
I need that program at all?
Well, we can't answer
that for you. We developed it because we needed it ourselves. And we
use it - virtually everybody at BEIKS. Let's see what the webmaster
found in his copy after about 3 weeks of use:
- 2 personal debit cards with
their PIN codes
- 2 personal credit cards with their PIN codes
- BEIKS server remote administration password
- AuthorizeNet online administration password
- Email server remote administration password
- 8 different pairs account/password for publishing on the biggest
online shareware sites
- Our company EIN used for reference
- FrontPage publishing account/password for 4 different FrontPage
- Net2Phone personal account details
- eTrade account details
- Palm Solution Provider account details
- Palm Resource Pavilion account details
- ICQ UIN number (OK, that's not so secret, but it really was there,
so it counts)
- A Social Security Number
- SWB DSL account details
- Adult website account details (alas, already invalid)
That should be
enough. If you have about that much of information that you can't
memorize and wouldn't like to see exposed to unknowns, friends or
relatives, then BeSafe is just the tool you need.
exactly is it different than MemoPad?
Well, it is very
different in two ways:
- First, it is not a
general-purpose memo pad, but mainly oriented for easy reference to
sensitive data. MemoPad is more general-purpose program.
- Second, every record
in BeSafe is stored encrypted, so that even if somebody gets hold
of it (hacker, virus or even even your spouse) they could not make any
sense of it unless they know the right password. It is not expected that
in the next 4-5 years anybody would be able to decode your data
without knowing the right password.
The general idea is
quite simple: by the time you enter your private data, it gets encrypted
with a password that you have previously specified. When you need the
information later, you have to enter that password and the stored
information will be decoded by using it.
If you provide the right password, then the result will be meaningful
text and you'll get your quick reference.
Alternatively, if the provided password is incorrect, the program won't
complain, but you will see garbage! That is the whole point - the
password itself is not stored in the device and therefore could not be
Yes, if you want that
information protected in the best possible way. If you don't care about
protecting it THAT MUCH, then you probably don't need BeSafe, but
MemoPad. Think it over!
These are just another
few different buttons you may use in your password. There is nothing
special about them. But they look nice, don't they?
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