Your private keys are stored only on your device using AES 256 and secure keystore encryption.
The Enjin Wallet is meticulously designed with top-tier security measures. At its core is the commitment to ensuring the privacy and safety of your crypto assets. This is achieved through the use of AES-256 encryption and secure keystore storage, both of which are used to secure your private keys and recovery phrases. Importantly, these are stored exclusively on your device in an encrypted format, making them untransmittable and only accessible by you, the password holder
Understanding AES-256 Encryption
AES, standing for Advanced Encryption Standard, is a globally adopted security standard for the encryption of electronic data. The '256' refers to the size of the key used in the encryption process, specifically 256 bits. The longer the key size, the more potential combinations exist, thereby enhancing the security of the encryption.
So secure is AES-256 that it is the chosen method for the U.S. government when encrypting classified information. Its robustness renders it nearly impervious to brute force attacks, which are automated systems designed to guess the decryption key.
What is Secure Keystore Storage?
Complementing the AES-256 encryption is the device's secure keystore, also known as a hardware security module. This is a tamper-resistant hardware device found in many modern smartphones, designed with the express purpose of managing, processing, and securely storing cryptographic keys.
The secure keystore provides a secure environment isolated from the rest of the device. This isolation makes it exceedingly difficult for potential attackers to access the keys, thereby providing an additional layer of security.
The Role of Recovery Phrases
A recovery phrase, in essence, acts as your private key. It allows you to claim ownership of the wallet and the funds within. You can use it to import your wallet address into other software wallets and devices, ensuring you always have access to your assets.
It's important to note that Enjin does not store your private keys or recovery phrases on its servers. This is a critical feature of the wallet's design, prioritizing the user's security and control over their own assets. Always remember to securely store your recovery phrase, as it's the only way to restore your wallet if you lose access to your device or forget your password.