‘Heartbleed’ bug: What you need to know to protect yourself

A major new security bug named “Heartbleed”, which could have severe implications for the entire Web, has been discovered this week. This bug in the encryption technology OpenSSL, which is used by about two-thirds of Web servers, can scrape a server’s memory, where sensitive user data is stored, including private data such as usernames, passwords, and credit card numbers.

 

What is the ‘Heartbleed’ bug?
According to the Condenomicon, the security firm that discovered the bug:
The Heartbleed Bug is a serious vulnerability in the popular OpenSSL cryptographic software library. This weakness allows stealing the information protected, under normal conditions, by the SSL/TLS encryption used to secure the Internet. SSL/TLS provides communication security and privacy over the Internet for applications such as web, email, instant messaging (IM) and some virtual private networks (VPNs).
You can find out more information about the bug here and more information about OpenSSL on this link.

 

Is oneSafe at risk?
No, and here is why:
The Heartbleed bug pertains to the OpenSSL library, which is a program used to transmit encrypted data on the Internet. So that means that if you’re using oneSafe without any sync, the bug is not relevant.
Now, if you’re using iCloud or Dropbox to sync your data, while these systems might be at risk in some cases, the data protected and synchronised using oneSafe is safe, because:
• Before any data leaves oneSafe to be stored on any cloud, it is first encrypted using another technology called AES256. The HeartBleed bug doesn’t affect this technology.
• The AES256 ciphering is performed using your oneSafe master password that is never transmitted to any cloud.
 You can see this is as a multi-layer protection: on the Internet data is protected using OpenSSL, in oneSafe’s case this data is first protected using AES256. It would take a bug in both systems at the same time to break it. It’s impossible.
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What should I do?
Even if there’s no risk from oneSafe’s point of view, some of your passwords may have been stolen from the affected websites that you use.
We highly recommend you to:
• Change your passwords immediately, especially the critical ones such as iBanking passwords, Paypal, …
• Make sure you use different passwords for different websites so as to limit risks on your side, if any of your password gets stolen.

 

We understand you might be worried as this event has shaken the whole internet. We see this as a test of our application, and a proof of how robust is its security architecture.
The most important thing is that you keep using different passwords for different websites, so as to limit risks if any of your passwords gets stolen.

It’s time to switch from your current password manager to oneSafe!

You can now quickly import an entire batch of passwords directly into oneSafe for Mac!

 

With the latest update to oneSafe, you can import (and export) your data from a “.csv” file. So you no longer need to manually enter details for each of your 100+ passwords while transferring your data from another password manager. All your passwords are imported into oneSafe in one go!


How does it work?
Simply export your data from your current password manager, most of them will allow you to create a .csv file with all your data.
If you have data in an excel file, you can save it in .csv.
Then, in oneSafe on your Mac, click on “File” > “Import” > “Import CSV”
You simply need to select the oneSafe template you’d like to use and your data will be imported in the app.
This video will show you how it works step by step!

 

Behind the app - Search feature on Mac version of oneSafe

 

We hope you’ll enjoy this feature! Please note you can also import the passwords stored in your Keychain, so that all your confidential data is locked in oneSafe!

oneSafe on Windows Phone – the app is available!

Windows Phone

oneSafe community is growing now that oneSafe for Windows Phone has arrived!

This first version of oneSafe for Windows comes with all the basic features you need to keep your data secure and well-organized.You can use ready-made templates to enter your data quickly and easily, access websites within the app, mark as “Favorites” your most used items and even pin them onto your home screen!

Everything is done to keep your data safe and secure and easily accessible when you need it!

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 This week marks the release of the first version of oneSafe for Windows, but over the coming weeks we’ll upgrade it with more advanced features to give you the best of the oneSafe experience on your Windows Phone!

oneSafe on Windows Phone – coming soon!

One more step for oneSafe — our developers are now preparing the release of oneSafe for Windows Phone!

Following versions for iPhone, iPad, Mac and Android, oneSafe will now be available to Windows Phone users as well! Soon they too will have access to the world’s best password manager and will be able to store all their confidential data in one place with complete security!

We’re very much looking forward to this release. So please stay tuned! Only a few days remain before this new version is launched!

oneSafe on Windows Phone

 

Behind the app – Search feature on Mac

A major enhancement of the “Search” feature is coming in the next version of oneSafe for Mac!

You’ll soon be able to search for your items by entering:

  • A simple keyword; oneSafe will look for all the items that include this keyword in your entire database or just in one category. The items found will be sorted by concordance order.
  • One (or both) of the following search operators:

- ‘kind:’ followed by the file type you’re looking for (any file extension or ‘image’, ‘video’, ‘scancard’)

- ‘favorite:’ followed by ‘yes’ or ‘no’
eg: ‘kind:pdf’ > all your pdf documents will be displayed

      ‘kind:pdf favorite:yes’ > all your pdf documents marked as favorite will be displayed.

You can even save this search request for quick access later. It will be displayed in your “Smart views” section.

Check out this video to get an idea of how this upcoming feature will work.

Behind the app - Search feature on Mac version of oneSafe

 Soon in your Mac version of oneSafe ;-)

Dropbox integration – App screencast

Check-out this screencast showing how Dropbox will be integrated in oneSafe Mac, oneSafe iOS and oneSafe Android!
All your categories are now together, no more section to manage. You simply need to indicate where you want your categories stored when editing them (Locally / iCloud / Dropbox). And the sync of your oneSafe content is really seamless and easy to use!

These different updates will be available very soon, our developers are now finalizing the integration of this new feature ;-)

DropBox integration screencast

 

Happy New Year 2014!

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 The entire oneSafe team would like to wish you a  VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR!

 

 2013 has been a great year for oneSafe with the releases of oneSafe Mac, oneSafe Essentials and oneSafe Android.
 2014 promises to be awesome as well with an even greater oneSafe experience!

 

To celebrate this exiting 2014 and to help more people with their New Year’s resolutions to be more secure and organised, all oneSafe products will be available at a 50% discount to the 12th of January 2014. So if you still miss one of our products, it’s time to get it and to let your friends know about this New Year’s special offer!

 




Stay tuned with us to be informed about what’s coming next! We have still a lot of great news to announce this year!

Dropbox Integration – Developer Talk

Dropbox is now integrated in oneSafe products. The first beta versions have been launched yesterday and the public release for these new updates shouldn’t be long!
You’ll be able to sync your content between your Apple and Android devices – all your content updated, in real time, on all the devices you use.
Chris, one of our developers give you some words about Dropbox integration in oneSafe. He sounds a little bit like Jony Ive, isn’t it?

Chris, Android guru talks about DropBox integration

 

Have a safe and secure e-holiday season!

Here we are – the holiday season is upon us once again! That fun andenchanting time of year that both adults and children await impatiently.

And nowadays, holiday shopping starts online.

A recent survey* reveals that a massive 86% of respondents intend to do at least some of their holiday shopping online – from gifts (69%) to Christmas music and games (13%) to travel tickets to visit family and friends (14%).

And maybe you’re one of those who will do some or all of your holiday shopping online, from any one of the thousands of e-commerce websites located in your own country or abroad. And why not? It makes perfect sense! It’s so much more convenient than having to queue up in stores and carry heavy shopping bags home with you.

But let’s be careful! Take a moment to think about your online security when shopping this holiday season.

For example, security experts advise using a different password for every shopping website you visit. However, this is not easy in practice. Because there are so many online stores, it’s often difficult or even impossible to remember a different password for every website. That’s why most people simply use the same easy-to-remember password for every shopping, music and travel site they frequent, according to an April 2013 survey, 61% of online shoppers always or often use the same password for multiple accounts and applications.

But don’t worry – there’s a solution! This is where password managers come in. You can not only store a different password for every website you visit, but most password managers come with strong password generators so the passwords you use will be super-tough and virtually unhackable. And most importantly, this will bring you a little extra peace of mind during this stressful shopping period!

Another thing to keep in mind is that not all the e-commerce websites are equally secure when it comes to payment. Before you shop, check some “trust indicators” to get an idea of how secure the website is, such as a contact page in case there’s a problem with the delivery or billing, a specific delivery and returns policy, “https” at the beginning of the URL (the ‘s’ indicates that the site is secure) or a “secure area” message when you proceed to payment.

And, once the payment is done, make sure you’ve received a confirmation by email and don’t forget to check your credit card statement to be sure there aren’t any fraudulent charges.

Having said all this, however, we should emphasize that online shopping is generally safe and often considerably safer than shopping over the phone or even in person, as you never hand your card details over to another human being. So just follow these simple“trust indicators” and don’t stress about it too much!

The only thing you really need to worry about is deciding what to buy! Another pair of socks for Great Uncle Clarence?  Really? ;-)

Happy shopping! And enjoy the holiday season!

 

* According to a Rackspace study (25 november 2013)

http://online.wsj.com/article/PR-CO-20131125-906229.html?dsk=y

Take care when using public Wi-Fi!

You may be delighted to see “Free WiFi” pop up on your tablet, laptop or smartphone, when you visit a local coffee shop or at a hotel while on holiday, especially when there’s no password required. But beware! Most public wireless hotspots don’t encrypt the data you send over the internet and are not secure. Some of them don’t even require a username to login into the network. And the ones that do, still don’t protect you from hackers that might be connected to the same network. This leaves your sensitive data like passwords and banking information unprotected against hackers.

Steps you can take to protect yourself when using public Wi-Fi:

Firewalls

Ensure that at least a basic firewall is installed and running on your device. Firewalls monitor all traffic between your computer and the Wi-Fi network. This gives you a basic level of protection, but not enough to mitigate more serious threats from public Wi-Fi networks.

“https” websites

Take note of whether the URL of the website you’re visiting starts with http:// or https://  For sensitive transactions, only use websites that start with “https”.  This means that your data is encrypted when being sent to and from the server. The simpler “http” websites transfer most of their data as plain text, so it wouldn’t require much of an effort for even amateur hackers to access information transferred across such a connection.

Virtual Private Network

Using a VPN (Virtual Private Network) is another way to reduce the risk of having your data hacked over a public Wi-Fi Network. A VPN lets you route all your information through a private network, so is much more secure. All your data including passwords, banking details, etc. is encrypted so your security won’t be compromised even when accessing sites that don’t start with https://

Never re-use the same password

If a hacker ever manages to get access to one of your passwords over the Wi-Fi network, he or she would not only be able to get into the account you happened to be using at the time, but could potentially have access to all your other accounts that use the same password. So to protect against this possibility, use a different password for each of your online accounts.

Use third party applications like oneSafe

Password management applications like oneSafe encrypt and secure your private data, providing watertight security in the event that a hacker gains access to your device through a public wireless network. oneSafe also helps you create and store a variety of strong passwords for all your internet and other accounts so you don’t need to stress about keeping them all in your head!

oneSafe for Android – Moving Full Steam Ahead!!

The last three weeks have been very busy for our development team in Chambéry, France. They’re always up for a challenge when it comes to delivering new features for the next major update to one of our apps!

Our main project at the moment is bringing all the advanced functions of the fully-featured version of oneSafe iOS to the Android version. So now that we’re releasing oneSafe for Android version 1.1, these are the features we’ve added:

  • double-protection categories
  • support for all file types (photos, documents, videos, etc.)
  • the ability to scan cards
  • the “search” feature

We’ve also redesigned the “add item” menu to make adding items quicker and easier. You’ll now see two new tabs: “get started” when you need some help on what you can put in your safe; and “most used templates” that brings up the most commonly used templates, not only by you but also by our community of users. (We found out what these were thanks to a users survey we did a few weeks ago!) We think this feature should prove to be really handy, so we’ll probably add it to the iOS and Mac versions of oneSafe as well.

It’s exciting for us to see oneSafe for Android evolving! To highlight the new features, Kais decided to create a pretty awesome short video.  Check it out below and share it on Facebook if you like it. ;-)

And please help us to spread the word: oneSafe for Android is now even more awesome with this new version 1.1!

Meanwhile, our development team is not stopping there. They’re already hard at work on the implementation of Dropbox with oneSafe for Android. So stay tuned for that in our next release!

 

App Review Websites

App review websites form an integral part of app promotion efforts for all app developers. Unbiased reviews help you not only create the required buzz around an app, but also give you critical feedback on what you could improve to get that five star rating that we developers love!

Here is a list of some app review websites that have reviewed our apps.

English

AlphaDigits
App Crunch
App Store Arcade
AppAdvice
AppDictions
AppDigity
AppPicker
Apps On Tap
Apps400
Best 10 Apps
Cool iPhone iPad Apps
Crazy Mike’s Apps
Fresh Apps
Hot Mac Apps
iHeartThisApp
iPhone Apps Review Online
iPhone ToolBox
iPhoneGlance
MacTrast
My iPad Apps
Tapscape
Tech Shout
The iPad Fan
The iPhone App Review
The Smartphone App Review
WebAppRater
What’s On iPhone

 

French

App 4 iPhone
Mac 4 Ever

German

Must Have Apps
Smart Phone Mania

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