What is eSafe/eVault?

eSafe/eVault is a Smartphone/Tablet app, which is used to safely and securely store user personal data including passwords accessible at a user’s fingertips.

A Safe/Vault, a Category, and an Item are entities constituting the eSafe/eVault app.  A user can create one or more Safes/Vaults.  A Safe/Vault, which is encrypted using AES 256 bit symmetric key encryption, can contain one or more Categories and Items.  A Category defined by Category Type can contain one or more Sub-Categories and Items.  Categories and Sub-Categories are a means to organize Items within a meaningful hierarchy.  An Item comprises a set of Item Fields defined by Item Type used to store user personal data including passwords.

For example, a user creates a Safe/Vault named “My Password Safe/Vault”.  The user then proceeds to create a Category of Category Type “Credit Cards”.  Within this “Credit Cards” Category, the user then creates an Item of Item Type “Credit Card”.  The “Credit Card” Item Type provides the user with out-of-the-box typical credit card specific Item Fields such as “Credit Card Name”, “Credit Card Number”, “Credit Card Expiry Date” etc. in which to store the user’s credit card related personal data.  Additionally, each Item Type makes available 10 custom Item Fields, where the user can store additional arbitrary user desired personal data.

 

eSafe/eVault Features:

  • Category Types defining Categories used to organize user personal data storage include Bank Accounts, Credit Cards, Web Sites, Insurance Policies, Motor Vehicle Reg, Airline Frequent Flyer, Proof Of Identity, Memberships, PC and Electronics, E-Mail, Social Networks, and Miscellaneous (Custom).
  • Item Types defining Items comprising Item Fields used to store user personal data including passwords directly within a Safe/Vault or hierarchically within Categories/Sub-Categories within a Safe/Vault include Bank Account, Credit Card, Web Site, Insurance Policy, Car Reg, Motorcycle Reg, Boat Reg, Frequent Flyer, Drivers License, Passport, Visa, Identification Card, Membership, Clothing Sizes, Computer, Electronic Device, Software, YahooMail, Gmail, Hotmail, iTunes, Skype, Facebook, Orkut, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube, and Universal (Custom).
  • AES 256 bit symmetric key encryption of Safe/Vault comprising user personal data including passwords making it impossible for the data to be compromised even in the eventuality of device theft.
  • Ability to add Items to Favorites, which facilitates fast access of user personal data Items, without necessarily needing to traverse user created hierarchies of Categories/Sub-Categories in order to access the data.
  • E-Mail functionality allows a user to e-mail a copy of the user’s AES 256 bit symmetric key encrypted Safe/Vault for backup/export outside the device.  Conversely, eSafe (Apple iOS) requires use of synchronization software such as iTunes and MobileMe to import Safe(s) into Apple devices.  eVault (Google Android) though, provides an Import Vault feature to enable import of Vault(s) into Android devices.
  • Multi-lingual in English, German, French, Spanish, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Japanese, Arabic, and Hindi (only supported on Android devices).
  • A powerful feature is the ability for a user to synchronize (Import/Export/Backup) and use his/her Safe(s)/Vault(s) interchangeably among Apple and Android devices.
  • Most importantly Intuitive and Easy To Use!

 

eSafe/eVault Orientability, Compatibility, and Portability:

  • Orientations supported for Apple iPhone and iPodTouch devices include Portrait and Portrait Upside Down.
  • Orientations supported for Apple iPad devices include Portrait, Portrait Upside Down, Landscape Left, and Landscape Right.
  • Orientations supported for Android Phone and Tablet devices include Portrait and Landscape.
  • Compatible with Apple iPhone and iPodTouch devices installed with Apple iOS SDK version 3.0 and later.
  • Compatible with Apple iPad devices installed with Apple iOS SDK version 3.2 and later.
  • Compatible with Android Phone and Tablet devices installed with Google Android SDK version 2.2 (Froyo) and later.

 

Why eSafe/eVault?

Ask yourself these questions and Sonic Start Services has the answers…

How many personal data storage apps claim to provide the same features as those offered by eSafe/eVault?
Answer:  A few.

Of these apps, how many make it intuitive and easy to use the features provided?
Answer:  None.  Only eSafe/eVault does.

How many personal data storage apps claim to provide more features than those offered by eSafe/eVault?
Answer:  A few.

What are these features that are missing from eSafe/eVault?
Answer:  Convenience mechanism to load user personal data from within a Comma Separated Value (CSV) file into a personal data storage safe/vault on a device.

So does this make these apps more attractive to purchase than eSafe/eVault?
Answer:  Not at all.  Most of these apps botch up the user personal data load feature leaving users confused and bewildered as to both, the complexity of this process involving filling out sketchy CSV file templates, as well as in some cases why only a partial load (if at all) of their personal data storage safes/vaults took place thereby compromising data integrity.

How does eSafe/eVault fulfil a synchronization feature allowing users to synchronize their personal data storage safes/vaults between devices and computers?
Answer:  eSafe/eVault allows users to e-mail their AES 256 bit symmetric key encrypted personal data storage safes/vaults for backup/export outside the device.  eSafe (Apple iOS) requires use of synchronization software such as iTunes and MobileMe to import Safe(s) into Apple devices.  eVault (Google Android) though, provides an Import Vault feature to enable import of Vault(s) into Android devices.  Additionally, a powerful device agnostic feature provided by eSafe/eVault is the ability for a user to synchronize (Import/Export/Backup) and use his/her Safe(s)/Vault(s) interchangeably among Apple and Android devices.

How many personal data storage apps currently support more languages than eSafe/eVault?
Answer:  None.  eSafe/eVault is multi-lingual in English, German, French, Spanish, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Japanese, Arabic, and Hindi (only supported on Android devices).  Sonic Start Services' vision is to see as many people as possible globally using eSafe/eVault and why shouldn't every user of a smartphone/tablet be entitled to this opportunity?

Are there many personal data storage apps that are as backward compatible as eSafe/eVault is?
Answer:  Not many.  eSafe (Apple iOS) supports all Apple iOS SDK versions starting at 3.0 for iPhone/iPodTouch and 3.2 for iPad.  This allows users carrying devices installed with older versions of the Apple iOS SDK to use eSafe.  Similarly, eVault (Google Android) supports all Google Android SDK versions starting at 2.2 (Froyo) for Android.  This allows users carrying devices installed with older versions of the Google Android SDK to use eVault.

How many personal data storage apps claim to provide AES 256 bit symmetric key encryption to protect users’ personal data storage safes/vaults as does eSafe/eVault?
Answer:  A few.

In how many of these apps including eSafe/eVault is a user’s personal data actually unhackable?
Answer:  An app typically mandates a user to enter a password to protect the user’s newly created personal data storage safe/vault.  Technically speaking, this user entered password is used to generate an AES 256 bit symmetric key, which in turn is used to encrypt the user’s personal data.  Breaking an AES 256 bit symmetric key by brute force would necessitate a device that could check a billion billion (10^18) AES keys per second, which would require about 3×10^51 years to exhaust the 256 bit key space.  That is a long time a hacker needs to spend in order to gain access to a user’s personal data!

However, some apps commit the following key mistakes, which render a user’s personal data to be potentially hackable:
Mistake1:  Not mandating a user to enter a password to protect the user’s newly created personal data storage safe/vault.  In this case, the app typically uses a pre-determined AES 256 bit symmetric key to encrypt the user’s personal data.  If the app makes the mistake of storing this pre-determined AES 256 bit symmetric key as a variable within the code comprising the app, in the eventuality of device theft, a hacker can decompile the app to reveal the pre-determined AES 256 bit symmetric key.  Not good!

Mistake2:  An interruption including an incoming phone call or sms, or even the user pressing the Home button of a smartphone/tablet can result in a currently active personal data storage app temporarily or permanently exiting.  Upon resumption of or re-entry into the personal data storage app by the user, if the app does not prompt the user for the user’s password prior to allowing access to personal data, one can see how this is not good!

eSafe/eVault goes to great lengths to make it impossible for a user’s personal data to be compromised even in the eventuality of device theft.  This is achieved by:
1.  Mandating a sufficiently complex user password based on password rules in order to protect a newly created personal data storage safe/vault using AES 256 bit symmetric key encryption.
2.  Not storing the AES 256 bit symmetric key generated from the user entered password within the code comprising the eSafe/eVault app.
3.  When temporarily or permanently exiting the eSafe/eVault app, the user’s personal data storage safes/vaults are locked, so that upon resumption of or entry/re-entry into the eSafe/eVault app by the user, eSafe/eVault prompts the user for the user’s password prior to allowing access to personal data.

This is what makes a user’s personal data encrypted by eSafe/eVault unhackable, which makes eSafe/eVault the best choice smartphone/tablet app for safe and secure storage of personal data including passwords accessible at your fingertips.