Does Cozy encrypt my data?
Before going any further, it is important to define what we mean by “encryption,” as the term is increasingly appearing in articles on piracy.
Tristan Nitot gives you his definition: Encryption means making a message incomprehensible to everyone except those who have a (secret) decryption key.
It ensures that only the chosen recipient (to whom the key was given) can understand the message’s contents. Great, but what else?
Data passing through the Internet and circulating between a smartphone, the cloud, and a PC needs to be encrypted to prevent it from being read or modified by someone malicious: this is a mandatory requirement for a secure personal Cloud.
In fact, you already use encryption, maybe without knowing it! You have probably noticed a small closed lock, often green, next to the address of e-commerce websites or your online banking platform. This indicates that your connection to the site is secure, i.e., encrypted.
The most sensitive step is the transit of your data over the Internet: these connections are encrypted.
Once they have arrived on the data servers, their physical protection is ensured by our partner OVH.
Cozy encrypts passwords and connections. The data stored in Cozy is not encrypted, as this would negatively affect the overall user experience. We are considering implementing partial encryption of data stored in Cozy.