Security and Privacy

Security Information

We take security seriously. Therefore we have added the following features:

  • FAUbox encrypts all file transfers with industrial standard AES encryption.
  • FAUbox separates the device searching process from the file transfer process.
  • FAUbox includes a secret key in every invitation to a shared folder to protect them from unauthorized access.
  • FAUbox creates a worldwide unique ID and private RSA key. If somebody else tries to join a shared folder, it will issue a warning even if the device has the same name as a friendly device.
  • FAUbox can be restricted to only listening to known IP addresses to prevent connections to other clients in the network.

Privacy Information

FAUbox does not give any data to third persons. We are using the data we collect from you only internally. The data which you provide to us while using FAUbox or the FAUbox homepage is:

Your e-mail address

We need your e-mail address to send you system notifications (e.g. Online Storage warnings & offline registration keys), but we will never give away your email address to external persons or companies and we will not send you any 3rd party advertisements.

Data transfers

FAUbox is encrypting its traffic, so NO third person is able to read your data transfers. But if you are using relayed connections or NAT traversal connections our server will know who you are connected with.

In case you do not like this: Go to preferences/network and disable relayed connections and NAT traversal connections. Please note if you disable this you have to make sure that your router and firewall are open for FAUbox (port 1337 by default). Also, you can run FAUbox in a VPN & LAN-only mode. In both ways, our servers will not take part in the connection between your clients.

Cookie data

FAUbox is collecting data from cookies this data will be not given away to any external persons or institutions. We will use the cookies to check if you are logged on to our homepage or not. We also will use cookies to track your purchase process. And we will use data from cookies for internal statistical reasons. We do not link any data with your email address and we have no interest in this.

All major Browsers allow you to disable cookies if you don’t want to provide us with this data. Please check the homepage of the publisher of your Browser to find out how.

We believe…

…that you should be able to trust the company that allows you to take care of your data. And therefore we will do everything to make sure that you can feel/are safe and comfortable with FAUbox. If you have questions do not hesitate to contact our FAUbox-Support-Team. We will be glad to help you.