ProtonMail Android v1.11 release notes

May 16th, 2019 in Releases

With ProtonMail Android version 1.11, accessing your encrypted inbox is now faster and more secure. You now have the option to unlock the app with your fingerprint. We are continuously working to make our apps easier to use for our community while maintaining the high security standards you have come to expect from Proton projects. …

Introducing GopenPGP, an open source encryption library for native applications

May 15th, 2019 in Articles & News

Open source is a core principle of ProtonMail. We’re excited to make even more of our code available for independent inspection and use by the developer community. In 2016, ProtonMail became the maintainer of OpenPGP.js, the world’s most widely used Javascript email encryption library. Since then we have updated the library with new features, such …

ProtonMail is dropping support for Internet Explorer 11

May 7th, 2019 in Articles & News

If you still use Internet Explorer, you will need to switch to a more secure, modern web browser to access ProtonMail. When ProtonMail 4.0 is released later this year, we will no longer support Internet Explorer (IE), including the newest version, IE 11. Anyone trying to access ProtonMail from IE after the update will be …

Using ProtonMail for Journalism

May 3rd, 2019 in Articles & News

ProtonMail is a free, encrypted email service that protects your messages from hackers, government surveillance, and data breaches. Not even ProtonMail can access your emails. To download a copy of this post as a PDF, click here. “Unencrypted journalist-source communication is unforgivably reckless.”— Edward Snowden, NSA whistleblower “I’m afraid for the safety of those I …

Don’t be a phishing statistic: How to protect your business

May 2nd, 2019 in Security

Phishing statistics show that malicious emails are the most common threat to an organization’s security. The consequences can be extremely harmful to your business. Given the alarming statistics on phishing attacks, it’s clear that email security should be a top priority for your organization. ProtonMail makes it easier for teams to identify and report phishing …

ProtonMail now offers elliptic curve cryptography for advanced security and faster speeds

April 25th, 2019 in Encryption

Elliptic curve cryptography is the most advanced cryptographic system available. Now ProtonMail is making this technology available to all users. For several months, we have been working to implement support for new cryptographic methods in ProtonMail that give users a faster experience with equal or better security. Today, we’re excited to announce that elliptic curve …

We support stronger privacy regulations in California

April 17th, 2019 in Articles & News

ProtonMail has joined 23 other tech companies to endorse the Privacy for All Act of 2019, which would give millions of people more control over their data. We want everyone to have access to online privacy and security. It’s why we created ProtonMail and ProtonVPN. But technological tools alone can’t get us there. We need …

How to stop the 6 most common types of cyber crime methods against businesses

April 11th, 2019 in Security

Malware and social engineering are the top two types of cyber crime methods businesses have to face. Here’s how to prevent these attacks from hurting your business. Each quarter, the security firm Positive Technologies releases statistics on the most common types of cyber crime based on their internal data. The numbers from the fourth quarter …

ProtonMail supports data journalists through the European Journalism Centre

April 8th, 2019 in Articles & News

On Thursday, the European Journalism Centre launched DataJournalism.com, a forum and educational tool for data journalists. We’re excited to support their important work. At the intersection of coding and journalism lies data journalism. Data journalists use analytic and data visualization software to turn raw figures into stories that can inform, surprise, and inspire. Their work …

Top cyber security solutions for small businesses

April 3rd, 2019 in Security

These encrypted apps and web services can help small businesses secure their data without spending too much time and money. Cyber criminals love to target small businesses because they know small and medium-sized businesses, short on time, resources, or expertise, cannot always secure their data. But the cost of not securing your company’s data has …

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In the fight against hackers, your employees are the weakest link

March 28th, 2019 in Security

In a previous infographic, we showed that small businesses are prime targets for hackers. One reason is that small businesses often have less capacity to train their employees on IT security. This makes them the perfect target for phishing attacks. One report even found that most employees were not sure they could spot a phishing …

Email is the #1 target for hackers. Here’s how to secure your business

March 20th, 2019 in Security

Criminals love to attack businesses via email because it gives them direct access to every organization’s weakest link: employees themselves. You can mitigate the threat by following these secure email practices. Email is the primary attack vector for hacking and fraud, and the situation is only getting worse. From 2017 to 2018, email-based attacks on …

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