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Improved Authentication for Email Encryption and Security

December 1st, 2016 in Encryption

Today, we are happy to announce the launch of a brand new authentication system for ProtonMail’s secure email service using just a single password. ProtonMail launched with a two-password system—one to authenticate the user to ProtonMail, and one to decrypt the mail. The security benefit provided by this separation is easy to understand, but it …

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ProtonMail v3.6 Release Notes

December 1st, 2016 in Releases

ProtonMail 3.6 introduces the most requested feature from the ProtonMail community with almost 1900 votes – Two Factor Authentication. Note: Due to the way we roll out new versions, ProtonMail 3.6 has not been released to everybody yet, if you don’t see it yet, you will see it soon. At ProtonMail, security is always our highest …

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The Investigatory Powers Bill and Online Privacy

November 29th, 2016 in Privacy

The Investigatory Powers Bill (IPB) has been approved by the UK Parliament and will come in force in 2017. We decided to do a deeper analysis of this law, since it potentially impacts a large number of ProtonMail users. According to our 2016 Encrypted Email User Survey, the UK accounts for the third largest group …

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Sold out Lifetime Accounts are available again

November 26th, 2016 in Articles & News

Earlier this morning, ProtonMail Lifetime Accounts sold out 12 hours after we made them available. Update –  November 27, 2016: ProtoMail Lifetime Accounts sold out again this morning. However, we are still in the process of notifying users about this offering. Thus, to give everyone an equal opportunity to obtain a Lifetime Account, we will …

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ProtonMail Lifetime Accounts Are Back for Black Friday!

November 25th, 2016 in Articles & News

From Black Friday until Cyber Monday, we are making ProtonMail Lifetime Accounts available again! The ProtonMail Lifetime Account is the most exclusive ProtonMail account available, with only 150 accounts in existence worldwide. For the first time in over 2 years, we are making a small number of Lifetime accounts available between November 25th and 28th. A …

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Donald Trump will control the NSA – what this means for your privacy

November 11th, 2016 in Privacy

Earlier this week, Donald Trump won a stunning election victory that will put him in charge of the world’s most powerful mass surveillance infrastructure. Regardless of which side of the political spectrum you are on, Trump’s control over the NSA is now an indisputable fact, and we think it is worth taking a closer look …

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Search Risk – How Google Almost Killed ProtonMail

October 26th, 2016 in Articles & News

In the past two months, many of you have reached out to us to ask about the mysterious tweets we sent to Google in August. At ProtonMail, transparency is a core value, and we try to be as transparent with our community as possible. As many people have continued to point out to us, we …

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2016 ProtonMail Encrypted Email User Survey

October 17th, 2016 in Articles & News

Since 2014, ProtonMail has had a tradition of conducting an annual user survey. In September, we sent the survey link to all users. In case you missed it, this week is the last week to participate in the 2016 edition of our annual encrypted email user survey. Since ProtonMail is open source software that is …

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ProtonMail v3.5 Release Notes

October 14th, 2016 in Releases

We are happy to announce the next version of ProtonMail’s secure email service. ProtonMail 3.5 brings back a feature from ProtonMail 2.0 – Message Mode within the webmail inbox. In order to make encrypted email easier to use, we want to ensure everyone can use their inbox how they find most convenient, while maintaining the …

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What Yahoo’s NSA Surveillance Means for Email Privacy

October 6th, 2016 in Privacy

Updated October 7, 2016 with additional clarification and analysis of Yahoo’s denial Dear ProtonMail Community, Two weeks ago, we published a security advisory regarding the mass hacking of Yahoo. Unfortunately, due to recent events, we are issuing a second advisory regarding all US email providers. What happened? This week, it was revealed that as a …

ProtonMail Mobile v1.5.0 Release Notes

September 27th, 2016 in Releases

We are happy to announce the release of version 1.5.0 of ProtonMail’s secure email app for iOS and Android! Version 1.5.0, which was previously available only to members of our mobile beta community, is now available in the iOS and Android app stores. You can get the non-beta version of the apps from the following …

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ProtonMail Security Advisory Regarding Yahoo Hack

September 23rd, 2016 in Security

Confirming what was long suspected by the security community, Yahoo today confirmed a massive breach of over 500 million email accounts, including both credentials and security questions. This is a major security incident that also has consequences for certain ProtonMail users so we are putting out this important security advisory. At the time of writing, …

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