Frequently Asked Questions
Imagine you want to send someone a password over messenger. Years later someone could go back in your message history and reveal the password! But if you put it in a secret note and send the link, it will not be recoverable.
Imagine you want to send something private to your friend, but he has the feeling that his parents/girlfriend/boss occasionally read his mails (which they of course disclaim). If you put your messages in a secret note, the intruder cannot use the link and read the message without revealing that he's sniffing. If your friend wants uses the secret link and it has already been invalidated, it's obvious that it was sniffed.
Do I know when the note has been read?
After creating a note you'll get an admin link. With this link you can check if your note has been read. Optionally, you can receive a read notification via Telegram from our SecretNote Bot.
How are notes protected?
Your notes are protected using state-of-the-art end-to-end encryption (AES-GCM-128 with authentication). The communication to the server is again encrypted using TLS. Your encryption keys are never send over network.
How is the encryption key transmitted to the recipient?
The key is encoded in the fragment part of your secret url. This part of the url is kept local to your browser and never transmitted over network.
Are there alternative clients?
We provide a command line client to store and retrieve messages. It can be downloaded from our Github Repository.