Password Encryption and Storage


Password Encryption
Encryption is the process of encoding information so that only authorized parties can read it. It’s a way to digitally scramble a piece of text so that it can only be unscrambled by someone who knows the key. Encryption is done entirely on your computer or mobile device, which means your unencrypted passwords and Stashwords are never sent over the internet.

We encrypt your passwords – using your secret Stashword as a key – with military-grade AES-256 encryption techniques. Without your Stashword, decrypting them is nearly impossible.

Secure Storage

Stashword Password Storage

We store your encrypted data on our secure servers so you can access it from anywhere, any time. We take great care to make sure your data is protected, and you can rest assured that your Stashword – the key to decrypting your data – never leaves your computer or mobile device.


Password Decryption

When you log in to your Stashword account, we send your encrypted passwords to your computer or mobile device. When you enter your Stashword, the vault is opened and your passwords are decrypted.

Your decrypted passwords are only available within for as long as your vault is open. For increased security, we provide a timer that automatically closes your vault after a period of inactivity. The vault also closes when you close the Stashword website or app.