Jump Desktop uses your Google account to log your computer and your iPad / iPhone / iPod Touch (your device) into Google's servers. When you want to connect to your computer, Jump uses Google servers to locate the computer on the internet and setup a connection between the computer and your device. Once a connection has been established, Jump then starts using the RDP or VNC protocol to communicate with your computer. Both protocols are encrypted by default. Click here to see details about protocol encryption.