Incident report regarding the March 15th, 2018 technical issues

March 16th, 2018 in Articles & News

On the morning of March 15th, 2018, the ProtonMail API was accidentally taken offline and it took approximately one hour to restore services. We have thoroughly investigated the incident from both a policy and engineering perspective. Here is what happened, why it was not fixed sooner, and what we are doing to prevent this from …

encrypted email authentication

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 …

OpenPGPjs email encryption library

ProtonMail now the maintainer of OpenPGPjs email encryption library

August 2nd, 2016 in Encryption

OpenPGPjs is the world’s most popular open source JavaScript PGP email encryption library and is used by millions of end users and hundreds of developers.   We are happy to announce that ProtonMail will become the primary maintainer of the OpenPGPjs project. We would like to thank Tankred Hase, formerly the co-founder of whiteout.io, for …

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