Safebox

Countermail's Safebox is a password manager, a secure place where you can store all your usernames and passwords. All data in the Safebox is protected with one master password. The Safebox does not use any public/private keys, it's using pure OpenPGP symmetrical encryption. This means that the Safebox encryption is separated from your account keys and password, so you can use a different password for the Safebox. As usual, all encryption/decryption is done on your local computer, inside the Java-applet in your web browser. No Safebox-data will leave your computer in unencrypted form.

Warning! If you forget your password your data will be inaccessible! We do not have any "Forgot password" function, since such functions may weaken the "chain" of security.

Help

Go to your Safebox by clicking on the Safebox-folder in the left menu:


When your Safebox is empty, you must first select a Safebox password:

The next time you login to your Safebox, you will be asked to enter the Safebox password:

Functionality inside the Safebox:
  1. Listbox with all your stored pages, sorted alphabetically using the Short Description.
    Click on a line to View / Change / Delete a page
  2. Short description, enter a title for the page
  3. URL/Address, enter the URL to the page
  4. Username, the login name on that page
  5. Password, you can use all types of characters here, internally it's converted to Base64 to allow all characters for all languages
  6. Notes, you can enter any additional info here
  7. Visit URL, click here to open a new window that will redirect you to the page
  8. Show Pass / Hide Pass, click here to show the password
  9. Add page / Save page, click Add Page to add a new page, when this button says "Save page" it will update the currently selected record
  10. Delete page, delete the currently selected record and all info that belongs to this page
  11. Clear fields, empty all fields so you can to add new pages, the button on #9 will change to "Add page" after clicking "Clear fields"
  12. Automatic logout, after you logged in the password will be cached for a while, it will be automatically logged out if it's been idle for this amount of minutes
  13. Change password, click to change the Safebox master password
  14. Close Safebox, but don't clear the password cache
  15. Logout, close Safebox and clear the password cache

Security

The Safebox master password is converted to a AES-256 key using OpenPGP's Iterated and Salted S2K, the iteration code is set to 192, which equals to approx. 4 MB of data to hash (password+salt iterated through SHA-1). This makes the password very slow to bruteforce.

An Intel Core-i7 CPU @ 3.2 GHZ can test approx 30 passwords per CPU-core, per second.
Example, if you have a 10-letter password using a charset of 62 (a-z, A-Z, 0-9), it will take more than 400 years to bruteforce, using a super-computer with one million i7 CPU-cores:
62^10 / (30000000*3600*24*365) = 887 years (whole keyspace), and 443.5 years for half the keyspace.

Read more about OpenPGP S2K here:
https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc4880#section-3.7.1.3

Read more about OpenPGP symmetrical encryption here:
https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc4880#section-5.7

Last update

Apr 10, 2014

News

2014-04-10

Info about the Heartbleed-bug. Read more

2014-02-17

Added FAQ: How do I create good passwords?

2014-02-14

Temporarily problem on database server. Fixed

2014-01-30

Changed spam flag to minimize false Spam classifications. Read more

2014-01-27

Updated CounterMailPortable. Read more

2013-12-27

Bugfixes and Updated Offline Login and more. Read more

2013-12-19

Updated our Tools page. Read more

2013-12-02

Added Quota warnings. Read more

2013-10-22

Changed new public keysize to 4096 bits.

2013-07-23

New USB routine. Read more

2013-05-01

Changed Trial account period to 7 days

2013-03-24

Opened up our XMPP chat server.

2013-03-17

Added new Support-system and a new FAQ

2013-02-01

Updated Java info page

2013-01-12

Added MacOS support for our USB-key

2012-12-20

Added Countermail Portable for Windows

2012-12-09

Added Safebox feature

2012-08-28

Scheduled Maintenance - August 30, 13:00 GMT. Servers will be down for approx. 2-3 hours.

2012-05-31

Added subfolder creation.

2012-03-22

Applet and Certificate update

2012-03-10

Added Wire transfer payment

2012-01-01

Third party IMAP-clients need to clean their cache. Read here.

2011-10-25

Added Domain Panel for all domain administrators

2011-08-24

Added quick search

2011-08-02

Added default Compose-alias

2011-07-17

Added new session option for TOR/VPN/Proxy-surfing. Settings/Personal info - Lock IP-address

2011-06-08

Added iPhone information

2011-05-10

Added message filters

2011-04-30

Updated alias function

2011-02-15

Added new white theme

2011-01-07

Added email notification

2010-12-06

Added more server-side SPAM protection

2010-12-01

New Compose window

2010-11-20

Added instructions for Android phones

2010-10-17

Added new feature:
Secure Forms

2010-05-24

Opened up for all !

2009-11-21

Open website for Beta-testers

2009-05-19

Installed our primary login and database servers

2009-05-16

Comodo Usertrust certified our company for Java applet code signing

2008-05-11

Domain name registration. Official start of the project.