Security in BuddyBackup
BuddyBackup takes your privacy and security very seriously.
- You have total control about where your files are backed up. You can control which
buddies you want to add.
- Your files are encrypted locally before they're backed up. This means that the files
which arrive on your buddies are not readable by anyone except you.
- Only you have access to the encryption keys
- If someone steals your backups from a buddies computer, they won't be able to
- Special checks are done at all stages of backup and recovery
to protect against accidental or malicious corruption of data. In particular:
- A buddy will not send your encrypted data to someone other than you
- A buddy cannot maliciously send you tampered backups when you are restoring data.
- You know the files you receive are really from your buddies, and no-one else
Read our Privacy Statement.
Technical data about encryption
For the techies out there, here is a summary of the encryption systems used by
- AES-256 keys for file data. AES is certified by the US government for use with classified information. Separate AES keys
are used for file contents and filenames.
- RSA-2048 Public Keys for authentication - the same technology used by SSL on websites
- SSL (TLS) encryption between client and BuddyBackup servers
- Salsa20 stream cipher used for buddy-buddy communication (note this is in addition to the AES-256 encryption of files).