Small businesses are big targets for hackers, but they still aren’t prepared

March 7th, 2019 in Security, Uncategorized

Data breaches that make the news usually involve massive corporations with vast datasets. But small businesses must also prevent cyberattacks and data breaches, and most don’t feel prepared. “We lost $10,000 due to a cyberattack on our mainframe in which a hacker was able to access financial data.” “An email was sent from a banking …

The key to small business cyber security is a culture of security awareness

February 28th, 2019 in Security, Uncategorized

Small business cyber security is often overlooked, either due to a lack of expertise or funding. This is a mistake. Cyberattacks are costly to mitigate but potentially more costly to recover from after they occur. Managers can improve their small business’s cyber security by creating a security-conscious culture in the workplace. There are two things …

ProtonMail SSL certificates and DarkMatter

February 25th, 2019 in Security, Uncategorized

Earlier today claims appeared that ProtonMail is compromised because of an alleged connection between our SSL certificates and DarkMatter, a shadowy cybersecurity company. These allegations are false, as we will explain. Earlier today, the Electronic Frontier Foundation reported that the Emirati cybersecurity firm DarkMatter had applied to become a top-level certificate authority. Certificate authorities (CA) …

How to protect your children’s privacy online

October 4th, 2018 in Uncategorized

Tech companies are scooping up your children’s data before they are old enough to give informed consent. As a parent, you can help protect your children’s privacy online by using the right services and updating the settings on their devices. If your child is old enough to have a smartphone, then there’s a good chance …

ProtonMail v3.14 Release Notes

July 25th, 2018 in Uncategorized

With ProtonMail version 3.14 we introduce PGP support, which includes import of PGP keys into ProtonMail contacts for encrypted communication with external PGP users, address verification with trusted keys, and several other improvements. PGP Sending All ProtonMail users can now associate public keys with individual addresses in their contacts to enable encrypted communication with addresses …

Enabling storage session on firefox

November 2nd, 2014 in Uncategorized

If your Firefox browser does not pass our compatibility check due to session storage and you are already using the latest version, here’s how you can enable it.

Importing Contacts into ProtonMail

October 28th, 2014 in Uncategorized

In ProtonMail v1.11 and up, we support the importing of your existing email contacts from other email service providers (ESPs). The process takes just a few minutes and is outlined here:

Clearing Browser Cache

June 4th, 2014 in Uncategorized

ProtonMail is very much a work in progress, as a result, we will be frequently releasing new versions with bugfixes and additional features. Whenever a new version is released, it is usually good practice to clear your browser cache before continuing to use ProtonMail. A good website we recommend for instructions on how to do …

Notification Emails

May 18th, 2014 in Uncategorized

January 12th 2015 update: As part of the version 1.12 deploy, we have improved our notification system.  You can now toggle notification on or off in the settings page while keeping the outside email for password recovery purposes.  If you have new unseen email that has not already been notified, the new system will send you a …

Protected: Visionaries #1 – Homepage Redesign

September 15th, 2013 in Uncategorized

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