Internet Backup Security

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Internet Backup Security

If you make Internet Backups (including doing so with the Cloud Storage Service), they are stored in a secure location with the web server. All access to them is through the https protocol, which is encrypted, and is the same secure protocol used for online banking etc.


Your Internet backups are protected by your database's internal Unique ID (set up automatically by the program when the database was created), plus many levels of secret techniques and strong encryption, but ultimately the final level of security will always depend on the encryption password you select for your Internet backups. That is why strong passwords are required for Internet backups.


No security method is 100% unbreakable. Having said that, it would require a very determined and extremely highly skilled hacker to break through all of the levels of security built into the Internet backup and restore features in ACCOUNTS and be able to get access to your backup files. But even after doing that, they would still have to guess your encryption password in order to be able to see your data.


Because no extremely valuable information like credit card numbers is stored in the ACCOUNTS database (or at least, you should not be doing so!) there is also probably very little incentive for high-level hackers to try to get at your data.


For those users who are in Canada and are concerned about implications of our privacy laws on whether you are allowed to transmit sensitive information out of the country, the web server is also in Canada, so that is not an issue.


If anyone wants to know more of the details of what makes the Internet backups and restores secure, you can contact us for further information. (We will not disclose all of the secret details that add to the security, of course, but we can give some further details, if you feel you need them, to reassure you.)

This topic was last edited on Mar 23, 2023