Choosing Your Security Levels of SAFEhaven Apps
When it comes to securing your digital assets, it's essential to find the right balance between security and convenience. With SAFEHaven Vault & SAFEHaven Wallet, users have the flexibility to choose from three different types of setups. In this blog post, we will explore these options and help you compare and decide which level suits your needs.
Option 1: Airgapped and Disconnected SAFEHaven Vault
For those seeking the highest level of security, an airgapped and disconnected phone is recommended. You just need to install SAFEHaven Vault on a spare phone and turn off all connections to this phone, and install SAFEHaven Wallet on your main everyday phone. This is equivalent to using hardware wallets like Ledger Nano S, Trezor Model T, or CoolWallet Pro. By keeping your phone and crypto assets completely isolated from the internet, you significantly reduce the risk of hacks and phishing attacks. However, it's important to note that this level of security require sacrificing some convenience.
Option 2: Separate Phone Connected to the Internet
If you do not have a spare phone dedicated solely to SAFEHaven Vault, a separate phone connected to the internet is still a strong option. This essentially mean you are using self-custody wallets and an authenticator. This is equivalent to popular self-custody software wallets such as Exodus, MetaMask, or Coinbase Wallet. Your assets remain under your control and you can maintain online connectivity on your second phone for other tasks.
Option 3: Both Apps on the Same Phone
For users who prioritize convenience over maximum security, having both the SAFEHaven Vault and SAFEHaven Wallet, as well as other crypto-related apps on the same phone is still an option. This setup offers the highest level of convenience, allowing you to access your self-custody wallets and authenticator in one place. However, it's important to note that this setup provides the lowest level of security compared to the other options mentioned. For ways to ensure better security with just a single phone, make sure to follow our Twitter for tips and lessons!
Choosing the right level of security and convenience is an important decision when using SAFEHaven. By understanding the three different setups available, you can assess your priorities and make an informed choice. Whether you opt for the highest security level with an airgapped phone or prefer the convenience of having both apps on the same device, SAFEHaven empowers you to take control of your digital assets.