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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 compares to Gmail. 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 technology is …

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How to Keep Your Bitcoins Safe from Theft and Hacks

October 6th, 2017 in Security

Security is a key consideration when it comes to Bitcoin. Here’s how you can keep your Bitcoins safe from theft and hacking. When you invest in Bitcoin, there isn’t just the worry that the price of Bitcoin will drop, but also the possibility that your Bitcoin will be stolen. Unlike traditional investments, there is very …

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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 …

Keeping Email Safe from the ROPEMAKER Vulnerability

September 4th, 2017 in Security

In late August, a security advisory was published regarding a newly discovered exploit affecting email providers.The issue, dubbed as “ROPEMAKER”, stands for “Remotely Originated Post-delivery Email Manipulation Attacks Keeping Email Risky”. The attack is an interesting one so our security team took a closer look at it. The RopeMaker technique allows an attacker to visually …

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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 …

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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How to pick the best VPN service

March 7th, 2017 in Security

As the world’s largest encrypted email provider, people have frequently asked us what is the best VPN service. In this article, we discuss what to be aware of when choosing a VPN service, and our recommended VPN security requirements. What is a VPN? A Virtual Private Network (VPN) is a tool to secure your internet …

ProtonMail Security Advisory Regarding Yahoo Hack

September 23rd, 2016 in Security

Confirming what was long suspected by the security community, Yahoo has confirmed a massive breach of over 500 million email accounts, including both credentials and security questions. October 4, 2017 Update: Yahoo now confirms that the hack impacts 3 billion accounts, and not the 1 billion or 500 million that was previously reported. Email’s changing …

Our Encrypted Email Service is Safe Against Linux TCP Vulnerability

August 12th, 2016 in Security

ProtonMail is not vulnerable to the recently announced Linux TCP Vulnerability Earlier this week, a rather serious Linux TCP Vulnerability was disclosed (CVE-2016-5696) by security researchers in the US. As a result, ProtonMail’s security team did an analysis of this bug to see if it compromises the integrity of ProtonMail’s encrypted email service. Our analysis …

Improve your secure email service by joining our back-end code audit

May 30th, 2016 in Security

To ensure the security of ProtonMail’s secure email service, we are looking for more back-end security auditors. At ProtonMail, our internal security team has always worked closely with our user community to ensure the security of our secure email service. ProtonMail’s strong security is partially due to the dozens of security contributors who have audited …

SSL Certificate Update

January 19th, 2016 in Security

On January 20th, 2016, ProtonMail will be updating the SSL certificate for protonmail.com. With this update, we will also be changing our Certificate Authority to QuoVadis Trustlink Schweiz AG. Along with the change in SSL certificate, we will also be moving the ProtonMail secure email service to a dedicated subdomain, mail.protonmail.com. We have also released …

2016 Email Security Roadmap

January 1st, 2016 in Security

For 2016, we are looking forward to another year of progress towards building easy-to-use secure email. Today, we are publishing our first security roadmap. Over the course of 2015, we have taken several big steps towards making ProtonMail the easiest to use secure email service. Some highlights of 2015 include the release of ProtonMail 2.0, …

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