Secure Your Email with End-to-End Encryption
Most of us use an email every day without giving it a second thought. Whether it’s to exchange private messages between family and friends, or business matters between clients and associates, email is consistently relied on as a primary method of communication in today’s age of technology. However, with the increasing prevalence of identity theft and cyberterrorism, email security is more important than ever. Email is often a target of hackers because it contains a wealth of private and sensitive data, which is why having a secure email application is of the utmost importance. Below, we’ve put together a short guide on end-to-end encryption technology, and why you should be using it for email security.
What is End-to-End Encryption?
A large part of cybersecurity is dependent on encryption technology. Encryption technology refers to the process of encoding data by making it unintelligible and scrambled, using algorithms. This security method, based on cryptography, requires an encryption key in order to read the encrypted materials.
Whereas standard encryption protects information as it is in transit, end-to-end-encryption provides an additional layer or security. With end-to-end-encryption, the cryptographic keys needed to encrypt and decrypt the messages are stored on the endpoints, essentially coding communication at both ends of a conversation or information exchange. This means that no one, whether they be email providers—or hackers—can decipher encrypted text without the necessary keys—even if they were somehow able to access it.
End-to-End Encryption and Email
Google and many other email providers typically use traditional encryption rather than end-to-end-encryption in order to protect private and sensitive information in your emails. This means that while messages and data are protected as they are in transit from you to their servers, they can still be read and deciphered by the company’s server (i.e., Google’s Gmail) because they hold the encryption keys. Email providers that use end-to-end-encryption offer a superior level of email security, because by encrypting information at both ends of a conversation, end-to-end encryption ensures that the contents of emails remain unreadable to anyone who is not a direct sender or recipient of the messages.
Qkey Smart Mail for Superior Email Security!
At Qkey, we believe that privacy is a fundamental human right. Fortunately, it’s possible to protect that right and feel confident in the security of your email by using Qkey Smart Mail. Our email application protects your email privacy using end-to-end encryption. This means that we provide an added layer of security for our users, with the keys used to encrypt and decrypt user data remaining inaccessible, even to us! We put you back in control, allowing you to experience the total peace of mind that comes from using a secure email application. Contact us to learn more about how Qkey Smart Mail can help you regain control over your email privacy through the power of end-to-end encryption!