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Encryption Tool: Frequently Asked Questions

What encryption method/specification is used?

Advanced Encryption Standard (AES), also known as Rijndael.
AES is a specification for the encryption of electronic data established by the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology, which has been adopted by the U.S. government and is now used worldwide. AES is a symmetric-key algorithm, meaning the same key is used for both encrypting and decrypting the data.
You can read all about it HERE.

How do my messages gets sent?

Your messages are not sent by the encryption tool. It is just a tool for encrypting your text. You decide on your own pass-phrase, and you send your encrypted text however you would like to send it. A common way to do this, is to send your pass-phrase by text message on your phone (or telling it to your intended recipient directly), and then simply send/receive encrypted messages by email.

Are my messages or pass-phrases stored by your server?

No. Neither your pass-phrase, nor your messages are stored by us. The encryption tool is simply a tool for encrypting your text. To do so, your text must be transmitted to our server, where the encryption/decryption is performed. However, this is done without your text ever being saved in any way. It is a blind process, we both see nothing, and keep nothing. We just encrypt/decrypt whatever you send, using whatever pass-phrase you are using.

What if I don't have, or forgot, the pass-phrase used to encrypt the message?

Then your message is a good as gone. The AES encryption ensures that unless you have the exactly correct pass-phrase, you will never know what the message contains.