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SimpleumSafe 3.4 iOS - Release Notes

02-08-2024

For the latest version of SimpleumSafe, we are pleased to announce significant improvements and helpful new features aimed at making your experience with our app even safer, more efficient and easier to use. Below is a detailed overview of recent updates:

Improvements in iCloud performance

iCloud Sync Perfomance boost 5-50 times faster
  • Accelerated iCloud Transfers
    We’ve made significant optimizations that increase transfer speeds to and from iCloud by a factor of 5 to 50. This means you save significant time when synchronizing your data, making your work with SimpleumSafe even smoother and more efficient.

  • Delete all data from iCloud
    At customer request, we have introduced a new feature that allows you to safely and completely remove all data from iCloud (CloudKit). This offers an additional level of data control and security and you can, for example, delete all old Safes before creating new Safes.

  • Faster integrity check
    The iCloud sync verification option has been improved by speeding up the integrity check. This contributes to faster verification.

  • More efficient deletion of Safes
    Removing a Safe from iCloud (when deleting a Safe) is now faster, making it easier to manage your Safes and saving time.

Implemented customer requests

  • Improved access to the image viewer
    Long-pressing on a folder now opens the image viewer in the context menu, which displays all images within that folder. This allows for faster, more intuitive viewing of your photos without having to select through individual files.

  • Import videos from the media library
    In addition to images, you can now also import videos directly from your media library into SimpleumSafe. This expands the possibilities of safely storing your precious memories and important recordings.

  • Automatic deletion after import
    After importing images from the media library, SimpleumSafe now offers the option to automatically delete these images from the media library. This feature helps you free up space on your device and ensure sensitive content is only stored in your safe.

  • Record high quality videos
    When you record videos directly from the app, SimpleumSafe now automatically uses the highest possible quality. This ensures that your recordings are saved in the best possible resolution.

  • Automatic conversion of HEIC images
    When importing HEIC images from the media library, you now have the option to automatically import them as JPG. This feature provides file format flexibility and facilitates compatibility with other platforms and applications.

  • Sorting by creation date
    You can now also sort your files by their creation date, helping you organize your files even faster and more intuitively.

These improvements are part of our commitment to continually improve SimpleumSafe and respond to the needs of our users. We hope you find these new features useful and look forward to your feedback to continue making SimpleumSafe your safe and easy-to-use digital safe.


SimpleumSafe 3.4 Mac - Release Notes

02-08-2024

For the latest version of SimpleumSafe, we are pleased to announce significant improvements and helpful new features aimed at making your experience with our app even safer, more efficient and easier to use. Below is a detailed overview of recent updates:

Improvements in iCloud performance

iCloud Sync Perfomance boost 5-50 times faster
  • Accelerated iCloud Transfers
    We’ve made significant optimizations that increase transfer speeds to and from iCloud by a factor of 5 to 50. This means you save significant time when synchronizing your data, making your work with SimpleumSafe even smoother and more efficient.

  • Delete all data from iCloud
    At customer request, we have introduced a new feature that allows you to safely and completely remove all data from iCloud (CloudKit). This offers an additional level of data control and security and you can, for example, delete all old Safes before creating new Safes.

  • Faster integrity check
    The iCloud sync verification option has been improved by speeding up the integrity check. This contributes to faster verification.

  • More efficient deletion of Safes
    Removing a Safe from iCloud (when deleting a Safe) is now faster, making it easier to manage your Safes and saving time.

Implemented customer requests

  • Improved icon view
    We have simplified access to the zoom slider and column selection in the icon view to give you more flexible and convenient navigation.

  • Sorting by creation date
    In Icon View, you can now also sort your files by their creation date, helping you organize your files even faster and more intuitively.

  • Advanced file viewer
    The standalone file viewer has been expanded so that all files in the same folder can now be viewed in addition to the previously selected files. This makes viewing and managing your files much easier.

Bug fixes

  • Delete password button
    We fixed a bug that resulted in the clear password button being unavailable if the password was entered incorrectly.

  • Drag & Drop stability improved
    A rare crash that occurred when dragging and dropping file types not known on macOS has been fixed.

  • Biometric login icon fix
    An issue where the TouchID icon was incorrectly displayed when using biometric sign-in with Apple Watch has been corrected. The correct icon will now be displayed, reducing confusion.


Why do I need encryption software?

Is your Mac, iPhone and iPad safe? Really?

Can you rely on the operating system to be error-free?

Apple has always been committed to protecting its users and invests heavily in the security of macOS, iOS and iPadOS. But no system is infallible. Despite all efforts, experts continue to discover security gaps - some of them critical. A comprehensive overview of previously reported security incidents for Apple devices can help better assess the risk.

Here is a list of reported security incidents on Apple devices

Have you configured all security settings correctly?

Fine-tuning security settings is often more complicated than it seems. While many features of Apple operating systems increase convenience, they can also present potential vulnerabilities. It’s important to regularly review the latest security best practices.

We developed SimpleumCheck to help you make your Mac more secure

Are you alone on your device or is someone looking over your shoulder?

In the past, Apple devices were considered nearly impregnable fortresses, often overlooked by cybercriminals who focused on supposedly more vulnerable systems. But those times are over. As the popularity of Apple products has increased, malware, viruses, trojans, and ransomware for these products have also increased dramatically. These malware can download data that they have access to unnoticed.

I’m far too uninteresting to be attacked. Really?

This assumption, often referred to as the “I have nothing to hide” mentality, is dangerous and misleading, especially in today’s digital world.

Hacker
  • Automated Attacks: Many cyberattacks are automated and do not target specific individuals, but rather anyone who is vulnerable. That is, it’s not about how “interesting” or “important” you are, but whether your devices and data are easily accessible.
  • Value of Data: Personal data can be valuable to cybercriminals even if it doesn’t seem valuable to the average person. This data can be sold, misused or used for blackmail.
  • Connection to others: Even if you don’t think you’re interesting enough to attack, you could be connected through contacts or networks to others of interest to an attacker. Your device could serve as an entry point or springboard for further attacks.

Oh, what’s supposed to happen?

Private

  • Financial Losses: Criminals can use stolen bank or credit card information to withdraw money or purchase goods.
  • Identity Theft: Criminals can use personal information to impersonate the person concerned, take out loans, or conduct other financial transactions on their behalf.
  • Blackmail: Using stolen personal photos or information, criminals could attempt to blackmail the victim.
  • Social Impact: Personal information or private communications may be made public, which may cause embarrassment, disadvantage or social isolation.
  • Emotional distress: Losing personal information can cause stress, anxiety and a feeling of being vulnerable.
  • Real Life Security Risks: If personal information such as addresses or travel plans is stolen, it could increase the physical security risk to a person or their family.

Professionally

  • Financial Losses: Companies may suffer significant financial losses due to fraud, extortion, or penalties for violating data protection laws.
  • Loss of trade secrets: Important business information or patents could be passed on to competitors.
  • Reputational Damage: Data theft can undermine customer trust in a company, which can result in loss of business.
  • Operational Interruptions: Data theft may result in the need to shut down systems, which may impact business operations.
  • Recovery and Prevention Costs: Organizations may need to spend significant amounts to recover stolen data and prevent future attacks.
  • Legal Consequences: Companies could face legal action from customers or partners if their data is compromised.

Protect your data with an additional layer of security

SimpleumSafe has sophisticated encryption technology and has been available since 2016 without any security incidents. Compared to macOS, iOS and iPadOS, SimpleumSafe is a small software and that is good for security, because the size of a system increases the likelihood of errors and therefore security gaps.

SimpleumSafe protects your data by:

  • Encrypted files and folders
  • No unauthorized access from outside
  • Encrypted filenames and attributes
  • Encrypted cloud
  • Encrypted synchronization
  • Encrypted backup
  • Encrypted photography
  • Encrypted scanning
  • Encrypted document view
  • Encrypted editing of documents
  • Encrypted image viewer
  • Assistance with password quality
  • Passwords are not saved
  • Biometric authentication
  • Screen protection
  • 2 factor authentication (Mac)
  • Checking the app for manipulation every time it is started

The security concept of SimpleumSafe with continuous encryption and minimal opening to the outside is unique.

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