Public-Private Data

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"Private data" = particularly sensitive data

Some data may be less sensitive and would not even need encryption, while other data may be more sensitive and should absolutely be kept secret (e.g. credit card info, login to online banking services, passwords, particular money transfers or special addresses or appointments).

When entering/editing data, you have the choice to check the "private" checkbox which will mark the content as particularly sensitive, or leave it unchecked (= normal sensitivity, not critical).

All data in the Diary and the Confidential data sections are by default considered and treated as "private".

All data, public and private, are encrypted!

All of these data, without exception, sensitive or not, are indiscriminately saved in the database with highly secure encryption algorithms and totally inaccessible to any 3rd party.

Private data disappear from screen in critical situations

While listing and viewing your data on the screen, you can hide all sensitive data just by pressing the button ("hide private data") on the toolbar. This may be necessary when someone, who should not be allowed to get a deep insight into your data, approaches your workstation.

The sensitive data will also disappear from the screen automatically, if the program has not been in use for a couple of minutes. This may be particularly useful if you leave your workstation without shutting down Cryptobase. In the settings, you can specify after how many minutes the "private" data should be hidden, or what other actions should be taken after the time runs out (e.g. to close the program).

Make private data visible again

    1. Press the button ("unlock") on the toolbar or select "Show private data" from the "View" menu.
    2. Enter your PIN. If you enter a wrong PIN (only one chance is given to enter the correct PIN), the main passphrase will be required. You can define and change the PIN in the settings, where you also can specify whether the PIN should be used at all (a PIN is generally easier and quicker to digit on mobile devices than the passphrase).