Understanding the value of end-to-end encryption

Most people understand the value of staying safe digitally, but how many know how easy it is to secure military-grade encryption on their devices?

End-to-end encryption can keep your data safe.

Recent news reports have been dominated by stories about encryption, and despite the military-sounding terminology, more and more of these events are directly impacting everyday people.

SafeSwiss offers complete end-to-end encryption.

The size of the average person's digital footprint and how quickly this continues to grow are some of the main reasons encryption is now such a big deal. Think about how much you do on your smartphone. What started as a few harmless texts and phone calls now extends to everything from emails to banking.

Your digital information is important, and while most apps will have some sort of security or encryption service built in, there's only one that offers comprehensive end-to-end encryption: SafeSwiss. The term encryption is a common one, but do you understand why it's important and how the end-to-end variety differs? Here's what you need to know.

Defining end-to-end encryption

With no digital defences, a sent text message isn't necessarily just going to the intended recipient. While your digital interactions with friends and family may not seem interesting to hackers or other external parties, the information may still be freely available out in cyberspace.

Here's an analogy that brings the concept into a tangible and relatable context: Say you're calling from a landline to another house with multiple phones. While your intended recipient may pick up the line, there's nothing to stop other people in the house from picking up a free phone and listening to your conversation.

It's the same when you send a text. Sure, you've only sent it to your friend's number, but third parties are able to pick up on this data transfer, which is especially risky if you're discussing sensitive content.

End-to-end encryption prevents people from picking up on the data transfer, text message or phone call by ensuring only the sender and intended recipient are able to decode it. To anyone else, the content is scrambled.

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Setting the standard

While the concept of end-to-end protection for encryption apps isn't new, few others done it to the same extent as SafeSwiss. Recently, popular messaging app WhatsApp announced end-to-end encryption for its text message services, ensuring only the sender and receiver are privy to a message's contents. 

SafeSwiss takes this functionality to another level, offering end-to-end encryption for text messages, voice calls and data transfers, a feat that no other program is able to match. Available for Apple and Android mobile devices, and PC and Mac computers, users are able to protect their communications and data to a military standard for free. 

Download the app today to get the full end-to-end encryption service on your device.