Secret! 1.2 Strong Encryption For Your Data on BlackBerry

Installation And Upgrade

Secret! runs on all current BlackBerry® handhelds with at least BlackBerry OS 4.6. It does not run on BlackBerry OS 10. Simply unzip the file secretbb.zip and install the contained file secret.alx with BlackBerry Desktop or install directly on the device (OTA).

At the very first start of Secret! you need to define a new password. To avoid typos you have to enter it twice.

Password

(Screenshot)Everything you store in Secret! is encrypted with a password of your choice. This password is used to encrypt and decrypt your data and only someone knowing this password can access your data. No back doors, no hidden weakness! If you forget your password, you will have to remove and reinstall Secret! as there's absolutely no way to get to your data without knowing the password.

The password can be up to 24 characters long and may consist of letters, digits, and special characters. The password is not case-sensitive to avoid problems with accidental caps lock. In the menu you can choose whether the entered password should be shown as text or masked with *.

You can encrypt different records with different passwords. This can be useful if you want to protect some especially important records with an extra-long and complicated password, or if you want to share some information with others using a general password.

Records that cannot be decrypted with the current password(s) will be marked with a hash sign (#) in the list. When you select such a record, Secret! will ask you for the password for that record. All passwords that you enter while you use Secret! are saved internally, so you do not need to enter them twice.

In the record list, select menu Change Password, to change the password for all records of the current category. Open a single record and select Change Password to change the password only for the current record.To protect against typos, you have to enter the new password twice.

Note that changing the password for multiple records will only work for those records that can currently be decrypted (i.e. are not marked with a hash sign). The same applies to exporting of records.

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Secret! offers a two level concept of categories and records. You can create as many records as you want and assign an arbitrary category to each of them

You can store anything you like in Secret!, e.g. credit card information, accounts, on-line passwords, transaction numbers, one-time passwords and everything else that needs to be kept Secret! We've even heard of people storing their diary or birthday present lists in Secret!

To avoid accidental changes to very important data you can mark records as read-only in the Details dialog. In read-only mode, (r/o) will be displayed next to the record title.

You can search in Secret! when in the list view. Search is not case-sensitive and will find arbitrary sub-strings. Wildcards (*,?) are not supported.

TAN/OTP Mode

(Screenshot)Do you use transaction numbers (TANs) for online banking or other one-time passwords (OTP) for secure authorization? Secret! has a special built-in TAN mode that makes using TAN lists easier than ever.

Enter your list of TANs line-by-line into a standard record, then tap on Details and switch to TAN mode. Now you can use the TANs one-at-a-time. If a TAN is used, tap on the Delete button and the first entry will be removed from the list. You can undo the last removed entry. To prevent accidental changes, new TANs can only be entered in standard mode.

Used TANs are internally marked with an asterisk (*). You can always see the complete list of TANs by unselecting the TAN/OTP mode.

You can enter additional information below the TAN list, e.g. your account data. In normal mode, this text is separated from the TAN list by a single empty line.

Synchronization

Synchronizing with Secret! Desktop requires the latest BlackBerry Desktop software which you can download from the BlackBerry web site. After that, install the latest Secret! Desktop version. Enable the Secret! Sync Add-in in BlackBerry Desktop Manager (Synchronize - Configure - Add-ins), and enable add-in actions (Synchronize - Run add-in actions). After the first synchronization, your BlackBerry will appear in the Secret! Desktop data source drop down. Changes are synchronized in both directions.

Backup

Data stored in Secret! is usually very important to you. Make sure you have a current backup available in case your handheld is lost or breaks down. The backup is always encrypted, so there is no danger if someone gets access to the file.

If you use Secret! Desktop, the synchronization will automatically back up your data to the PC.

If you do not use Secret! Desktop, choose menu More - Export... to export all data as a file secret.dat in the root directory of the SD card. You can import this file in Secret! Desktop or in Secret! BlackBerry.

License

Secret! is shareware.You can try it out prior to your purchase, but you must register (license) it if you decide to keep it. In selected countries, you will also be able to purchase Secret! BlackBerry directly in the BlackBerry Market.

Please contact us for volume discounts and site licenses.

Version History

1.2

- Categorie list is now sorted
- Fix bug with invisible control characters at end of text which prevented showing added text in Secret! Desktop

1.1

1.0


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