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If you aren’t using two-factor authentication, your accounts are vulnerable

October 10th, 2019 in Security

Earlier this year, security researchers discovered a fire sale taking place on the dark web: 2.2 billion usernames and passwords that had been stolen in data breaches and compiled into a multi-volume database dubbed as Collection #1-5. With so many passwords leaked, there is a decent chance that yours was among them. (You can check …

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Introducing multi-account support for ProtonMail Android

September 10th, 2019 in Releases

Version 1.12 of the ProtonMail Android app makes it easy for anyone to manage multiple ProtonMail accounts right on their phone. This feature allows you to be logged into multiple ProtonMail accounts at the same time, and easily switch between their inboxes. Multi-account support We have received numerous requests from small- and medium-sized business owners, …

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Kazakhstan’s aggressive mass surveillance technique explained

August 1st, 2019 in Encryption

Aug. 7, 2019 update: The government has reversed its surveillance strategy, claiming the whole program was a “test” that is now complete, according to Reuters. If you installed a government root certificate on your device, you may now uninstall it without consequence. We have provided instructions in this article below for how to do so …

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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. …

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 …

Network security for business: the first step to preventing data breaches

March 15th, 2019 in Security

Network security can be complex and confusing, but it’s essential that small businesses get it right. This guide explains basic network security measures and how to implement them on your company’s network. Network security is analogous to home security: You are fortifying and controlling access to where your business’s data lives. Network security is nothing …

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Preserving privacy rights in anti-terror laws

January 21st, 2019 in Privacy

Terrorist content has no place on any online platform, but we must also preserve our fundamental human rights even as we prevent terrorists and other criminals from abusing the Internet. Our mission is to promote security, privacy, and freedom on the Internet. That encompasses technical solutions, such as ProtonMail and ProtonVPN, but also policy solutions. …

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Violence, intimidation, and exile from Belarus: Natalya Radina of Charter97.org

December 18th, 2018 in Articles & News

We developed ProtonMail and ProtonVPN to protect activists, dissidents, and journalists around the world. One such organization is Charter’97, the most popular independent news outlet in Belarus. We spoke with their award-winning editor-in-chief, Natalya Radina.   Edit March 12, 2019: The auction ended on December 24th, 2018. This holiday season, we are giving back to …

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