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kPaste secures your sensitive data: how does it work?
Infomaniak kPaste is a free service that enables you to share passwords and sensitive data with total security. This guide explains how kPaste secures your data.
How does kPaste secure your texts?
Infomaniak kPaste encrypts your data directly in the browser using the 256-bit AES protocol, and more specifically the Galois/Counter Mode (GCM) algorithm. kPaste servers are exclusively based in Switzerland and managed by Infomaniak. They have no knowledge of the texts copied because the data are only transferred and stored on the kPaste servers in encrypted format. Moreover, the kPaste source code is open (view on GitHub), which enables everybody to validate the security and transparency of the service.
For absolute security, we recommend you use kPaste for private browsing by disabling the extensions of your Internet browser.
What data are encrypted by kPaste?
The following elements are encrypted at the time of copying:
- The copied texts
The following elements are not encrypted at the time of copying:
- Timestamping for the creation of the copies
- The duration before expiry
The following elements are neither saved nor transferred:
- The decryption key, which is part of the URL after the hashtag (#)
Is kPaste really free?
Yes. Infomaniak finances its activities through its paid services. If you want to help us promote a Web that respects user privacy, tell your contacts about our free services (SwissTransfer, kMeet, kPaste) and test kDrive, our shared storage solution.
Find out more about kPaste and Infomaniak
- Sharing sensitive information with kPaste
- Why choose Infomaniak to secure your data?
- See kPaste on GitHub