A Simple, Secure Way To Send Confidential Information

Here's a great way to send a confidential note to someone.  For example, if you've emailed someone an encrypted document and you need to inform them of the password for the file.

Head to www.burnnote.com in your web browser.  Type the confidential message, then press the Send button.  You'll be given a unique URL to your message, which you can now email to the recipient.  When they click on that URL, they get to read the message you entered.

So now you're probably wondering what makes Burn Note any more secure than traditional email.  Firstly, the unique URL will only work once, after which the note gets deleted from the system.  Secondly, if the recipient leaves their browser window open with the note visible, it'll self-destruct after 3 minutes.  And re-visiting the unique URL won't bring it back.

Plus, so long as you give a little thought beforehand, there's no risk of anyone at the Burn Note web site finding out your secret.  In the example below, for example, even if they know what password I've chosen, they won't know what system it's for, or who I've emailed the unique URL to.

So, if you fancy playing at Mission Impossible, point your web browser at www.burnnote.com.




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by howiem on 3. June 2012 - 15:00  (94340)

Worked fine in Firefox 13.0 beta. Thank you. Goof find.

by redulaney on 29. May 2012 - 19:59  (94151)

Worked great!! Using Chrome!

I can now send PW and other things to individuals securely - Very nice!!

by Denis Gauthier (not verified) on 29. May 2012 - 0:25  (94120)


do the same thing.

by Stealth42 (not verified) on 28. May 2012 - 21:00  (94110)

Just used it in chrome and opera works fine.

by MidnightCowboy on 29. May 2012 - 3:53  (94123)

Also working fine for me - Firefox 12 - Linux.

by Merlin_Magii on 28. May 2012 - 20:31  (94108)

If you're going to give information like this, at least make sure it is complete and accurate. As Danny says, it is only for IE9 - hardly a majority of users !

by iamduf (not verified) on 28. May 2012 - 13:31  (94092)

If you change the background of the message box to the same color as the lettering, the message will only show up when you roll over it to highlight it for copying...not sure how to do this but I was getting messages and when I would highlight the solid colored box there was a coded message, never did find out what it said. perhaps an attachment box with the same colored font as the background would work.

by Danny (not verified) on 28. May 2012 - 12:49  (94089)

Good info to know. Unfortunately the site only supports IE 9 and above.

by pvilan (not verified) on 28. May 2012 - 0:58  (94062)


Very useful!

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