From the very beginning, Recap has been developed on the principle that privacy is security. We believe that your data belongs to you and so we put you in control of it. It's quite an old fashioned idea really, but - if no one knows you have it, no one can steal it.
So how does Recap's security work?
Unlike other apps which encrypt your data for you, our encryption is client-side. This means that you encrypt your data on your device, you hold your keys and for that reason, your data can only be decrypted by you.
How secure is connecting to an exchange by API keys?
Our open-source browser extension ensures that data travels directly from the exchange to your browser. It does not enter our servers and cannot be intercepted by any kind of "middleman".
Your recovery phrase
You will be given a recovery phrase when you first sign-up, this ensures that only you can ever access your data. Recap will prompt for your recovery phrase any time it recognises that you are trying to log in from a different device.
💡 It's really important to back up your recovery phrase as only you have access to it and we are unable to reset it - therefore if you lose it you will have to start over.