A brief update regarding ongoing DDoS incidents

July 18th, 2018 in Security

As few weeks back, we sent a notice to the ProtonMail community regarding the DDoS attacks that we have been facing. Today we would like to provide a brief update of the situation. Starting on June 27th, ProtonMail started to be hit by sustained DDoS attacks. The attack campaign continues to this day, but there …

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We need your help to test new hardware prototypes

June 15th, 2018 in Articles & News

We’ve always valued our community’s feedback and thrived thanks to your input—whether through our annual survey or your comments on social media. Now we want to go a step further and involve the ProtonMail community in the testing of early stage prototypes. June 21st Update – We have now received enough applications for testers (over 2000 people)! We …

Introducing Delete-Everything Verifiably Null Universally Lossy Logarithm Encryption

April 1st, 2018 in Articles & News

Every few generations, humanity is lucky enough to live through a breakthrough moment. Today is that moment. We’re happy to announce the strongest encryption algorithm ever conceived: Delete-Everything Verifiably Null Universally Lossy Logarithm, or DEVNULL for short. DEVNULL is remarkably simple in nature yet extremely effective at protecting data. In fact it’s so secure that …

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ProtonMail v3.13 Release Notes

March 29th, 2018 in Releases

The latest version of ProtonMail delivers several new productivity features, including a shorter email address domain, calendar attachment previews, a merge contacts tool, and more. With version 3.13, ProtonMail now supports the much-anticipated pm.me domain name, giving users the convenience of short, easy-to-share email addresses. Plus, we’re rolling out several other time savers, from a …

Introducing Encrypted Contacts for Android and iOS, now available through ProtonMail’s mobile app

March 28th, 2018 in Releases

ProtonMail mobile version 1.8.0 is now available for both iOS and Android, bringing a large number of improvements. The biggest change is the addition of encrypted contacts on mobile! We launched encrypted contacts last year to meet the needs of journalists that needed a safer way to store sensitive information about their contacts. Our encrypted …

We have released version 3.0 of OpenPGPjs, an open source OpenPGP library

March 9th, 2018 in Encryption

We’re happy to announce a major new version of OpenPGPjs, the world’s most widely used JavaScript PGP encryption library. Version 3.0 brings many enhancements to the hundreds of applications and millions of users who rely on OpenPGPjs. At ProtonMail, a big part of our mission is to make strong encryption and privacy accessible to every …

What is end-to-end encryption and how does it work?

March 7th, 2018 in Encryption

End-to-end encryption is the most secure way to communicate privately and securely online. By encrypting messages at both ends of a conversation, end-to-end encryption prevents anyone in the middle from reading private communications. Until recently, end-to-end encryption (E2EE) was the sole domain of the tech savvy because of the complicated operations required to use it. …

Introducing ProtonMail Contacts – the world’s first encrypted contacts manager

November 21st, 2017 in Articles & News, Encryption

Today we’re launching a new contacts manager, the first one in the world that includes both zero access encryption and digital signature verification. Starting with Version 3.12 of ProtonMail, we have rolled out a brand new version of Contacts for ProtonMail. The new ProtonMail Contacts was in development for over a year and is an …

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ProtonMail now includes Bitcoin support! You can now get secure email anonymously.

August 16th, 2017 in Articles & News

ProtonMail is joining the cryptocurrency revolution, and starting from today, Bitcoin is one of our officially accepted payment methods. Starting from version 3.11 of ProtonMail, it is now possible to pay for premium ProtonMail secure email account using Bitcoin. We have designed the payment system to work seamlessly so that Bitcoin payments are automatically converted …

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Introducing ProtonMail Professional – Encrypted Email for Organizations

August 3rd, 2017 in Articles & News

Today, we’re happy to announce a brand new ProtonMail plan. With ProtonMail Professional, encrypted email is finally available for organizations. When ProtonMail first opened to the public last year, we launched with three plans, Free, Plus, and Visionary. Since then, millions of people have moved their email to ProtonMail and benefited from the security and …

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ProtonVPN has launched and ProtonVPN Beta is ending soon

June 20th, 2017 in Articles & News

We are excited to announce that ProtonVPN finally launched this morning and is now open to the general public. This is an important milestone in our mission to provide secure Internet to everyone in the world. If you would like to know more about the story behind ProtonVPN, you can read our launch blog post …

How to Prevent Phishing Attacks

May 10th, 2017 in Security

A typical way of getting hacked is falling for a phishing attack. In fact, most of the large data breaches in recent years have been due to phishing.   The number of phishing attacks is increasing because they are both easy to execute and highly effective. Even if the eventual goal of an attacker is an …

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