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So, what happens if Abine’s servers get hacked?

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These days, the next big data breach announcement is seemingly a weekly occurrence. Often, the companies getting hacked and their associated data breaches are a result of lax security protocols, but it increasingly appears that no one is immune to the growing number of threats, sneaky hacks, and unknown vulnerabilities latent everywhere in software running across the Web.

It makes sense, then, for our customers to challenge us – Abine might mean well and be on a mission to protect my privacy, but won’t you just end up getting hacked like everyone else, including Equifax?

[READ: Equifax and why Identity Protection needs to be destroyed and recreated]

All online servers and databases are subject to some sort of security vulnerabilities, and every online database *can* be hacked – if anyone tells you otherwise, they’re lying, or simply don’t know what they’re talking about.

Abine isn’t “smarter at security”, we just can’t access most of your data

At Abine, we’ve always considered your data security – as well as your privacy – to be of the utmost importance, which is why our technical architecture is called “host-proof hosting”, an extremely secure method of protecting customer data from any sort of outside attack.

Host-Proof Hosting, Explained

The first key thing to remember about host-proof hosting in regard to Blur is the fact that Abine, Inc. (that’s us) *never* stores any un-encrypted versions of login and password data on our servers. When you use Blur to create a new username and password, that data is immediately encrypted on the user’s end using AES 256 before it’s sent to our servers.

That’s worth repeating. Blur user’s sensitive data gets encrypted before it ever goes out over the Internet.  Your private data stays local, with you.

The second key thing to remember here is the

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