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Yes, we feel that it is very secure. All your private data is encrypted with your very own unique private keys. We never have access to your encryption key password and therefore we never have access to your data.
Any shared data is decrypted, after YOU enter your password, and re-encrypted for the recipient using their public encryption keys. All of this happens in your web browser. Only once private data has been securely encrypted is it transmitted to our servers. This is the same scheme used for decades by software like PGP. This method is very secure and has been battle tested for more than 20 years.
Thus in the event we ever suffered a data breach, no one will be able to access your encrypted data unless they guess, or crack, your encryption password or break the encryption scheme which is highly unlikely. This is why it's important to use a very strong encryption password and store it securely.
Share types (can also be referred to as data types) are just which type of data is being references. There are currently two different share types on HYFM.
When sharing your data with another HYFM user you can choose if you want to allow them access to your private data, your update data, or both.
Friend Shares are the number of users that you can share your data with. By "data" we mean either your private data or update data (or both). Think of it as how many individual users you can share your data with.
You should always be proactive with managing your user share list. Once you no longer fully trust someone that you have shared with, you should consider removing their user share or at least altering their wait period to a longer period.
Because you will never submit your encryption password to our servers we would never be able to recover it. Also because your private key is also encrypted and protected by your encryption password, if you lose your encryption password it will be impossible for us to recover your private data.
Please, please, please keep your encryption password stored safely