Introducing Address Verification and Full PGP Support

July 25th, 2018 in Articles & News, Security

Address Verification allows you to be sure you are securely communicating with the right person, while PGP support adds encrypted email interoperability. Starting with the latest release of ProtonMail on web (v3.14), iOS and Android (v1.9), and the latest versions of the ProtonMail IMAP/SMTP Bridge, ProtonMail now supports Address Verification, along with full PGP interoperability …

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Everything you need to know about GDPR compliance and email security

May 24th, 2018 in Articles & News

Encrypted email can help you comply with privacy laws, limit the risk of hacks and data breaches, and improve your company’s overall online security strategy. New regulations always create compliance-induced headaches for companies. But in this case, the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (the GDPR) presents an enormous opportunity for businesses to improve their …

Statement from PGP developers about eFail

May 24th, 2018 in Articles & News

Recent news reports regarding “eFail” have contained significant errors regarding the security of PGP email encryption. It is necessary to correct the record. Edited May 25th, 2018 to remove the GPGTools recommendation due to the fact that Apple still has not patched certain Apple Mail vulnerabilities. We are the developers of Enigmail, Mailvelope, ProtonMail, and …

No, PGP is not broken, not even with the Efail vulnerabilities

May 15th, 2018 in Encryption, Security

Recently, news broke about potential vulnerabilities in PGP, dubbed Efail. However, despite reports to the contrary, PGP is not actually broken, as we will explain in this post. The vulnerability report, which came with its own website, efail.de, has attracted a lot of headlines such as the one below, along with recommendations to disable the …

Introducing pm.me – a short email domain for ProtonMail

March 29th, 2018 in Articles & News

Starting today, we are making it possible for everyone to add a @pm.me email address to your ProtonMail account, at no cost! For a long time, some members of our community have been asking us for a shorter, easy-to-share email address. Part of this comes from the difficulty of spelling out P-R-O-T-O-N-M-A-I-L over the phone. …

Correcting misconceptions about the White House’s use of encryption and ProtonMail

March 18th, 2018 in Encryption

Like many of you, we have seen the story this weekend where it was revealed that ProtonMail was being used by White House staff. As a matter of policy, we never comment on individual accounts, so we will not confirm nor deny the authenticity of this account. And while we were hoping to not have …

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ProtonMail is being blocked in Turkey. Here’s how to bypass Turkey’s online censorship.

March 15th, 2018 in Articles & News

We have confirmed that Internet service providers in Turkey have been blocking ProtonMail this week. Here’s what we know so far, and some ways to bypass the block. Our support team first became aware of connectivity problems for Turkish ProtonMail users starting on Tuesday. After further investigation, we determined that protonmail.com was unreachable for both …

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Why ProtonMail Is More Secure Than Gmail

October 22nd, 2017 in Security

ProtonMail is an encrypted email service that takes a radically different approach to email security. Find out how ProtonMail security compares to Gmail security. In 2014, ProtonMail became the world’s first email service to protect data with end-to-end encryption, and today is the world’s most popular secure email service with millions of users worldwide. ProtonMail’s …

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Prevent email hacking by taking these three important steps

September 27th, 2017 in Security

These days, email breaches are becoming increasingly common for enterprises. There are however reliable ways to prevent email breaches, or reduce their impact. It should really come as no surprise that email hacks are on the rise. As businesses go digital, email data is becoming increasingly valuable for hackers. While the trending topic this week …

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Important lessons from the first NSA-powered ransomware cyberattack

May 15th, 2017 in Security

Last Friday, a weaponized version of a NSA exploit was used to infect over three hundred thousand computers in over 150 countries with the WannaCry ransomware. In addition to government ministries and transportation infrastructure, the British National Health Service (NHS) was crippled, disrupting treatment and care for thousands of patients, and putting countless lives at …

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Wikileaks CIA Files – What this means for Internet security and encryption

March 8th, 2017 in Privacy

Earlier today, Wikileaks dumped a large database of secret documents from the CIA in a released dubbed #Vault7. Here we do a deeper analysis of the leak and the broader implications on online security and encrypted services. Our in-depth analysis of the leaked CIA files is found at the bottom of this post. First, we …

Need a Yahoo Mail Replacement? Here’s How ProtonMail is Different

December 21st, 2016 in Articles & News

After last week’s announcement of an even larger Yahoo breach impacting 1 billion users, signups of ProtonMail have doubled again to hit an all time high due to users looking for a Yahoo Mail replacement. Update February 16th, 2017 – Yahoo just announced another major breach, which took place in 2015 and 2016. We had …

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