Hello readers. Is Penzu safe to use? It is considered the most secure online journal site, surely it must be safe? However, now I think it is not as safe as I first thought.
Penzu is an online journal which is designed to keep your secrets private and secure. It has 256-bit AES encryption, the same type of encryption as the United States Government uses. So it sounds perfectly safe. It also has a Legacy feature which allows anyone of your choosing to be able to have your Penzu journal after you pass away. It sounds amazing right? Well unfortunately, I think it might be too good to be true.
The person I was going to choose for my legacy after I pass away rejected the idea immediately, he (has a lot of experience with computers) said that it is a really bad idea. This is because when I put something on a website, like penzu.com or facebook.com (any website actually), the information I type is always transferred to the owners of Penzu, so even if a website says they have encryption, or an amazing security feature. I am sure they work, however, the owners of a website will always be able to see the content you post or write on their website, (even if the company or owner says they can’t, although, they may not read your content if the owners chooses not to). Also, if a hacker were able to intercept the information between you and a website through the Heartbleed Bug for example, then they will also be able to read any personal information you have.
In conclusion, nothing on the internet is 100% safe. (I am not trying to scare you from using the internet, I still use it too, just remember that nothing on the internet is 100% secure). This might be rather obvious, however, we all make stupid mistakes like post too much personal information on Facebook. This is not always a bad thing though, as this allows us to learn from our mistakes and makes us more careful in the future.
“Mistakes are not only inevitable but important.” Richard Carlson.
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