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The real problem with encryption backdoors

June 22nd, 2018 in Encryption

With appeals to “national security,” governments around the world are pushing for encryption backdoors that would allow them to break into the secure data of suspected criminals. Simply put, this is a terrible idea.   For decades, law enforcement agencies have lobbied to force technology companies to weaken their own security protocols by adding an …

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We need your help to test new hardware prototypes

June 15th, 2018 in Articles & News

We’ve always valued our community’s feedback and thrived thanks to your input—whether through our annual survey or your comments on social media. Now we want to go a step further and involve the ProtonMail community in the testing of early stage prototypes. June 21st Update – We have now received enough applications for testers (over 2000 people)! We …

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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 …

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 …

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Concerned about SESTA-FOSTA? Learn how ProtonMail protects your privacy

April 18th, 2018 in Articles & News

Donald Trump signed SESTA-FOSTA into law, a policy ostensibly meant to prevent sexual trafficking. In reality, the law undermines free expression online and may even jeopardize the safety of sex workers.   On Thursday, US President Donald Trump signed into law a controversial bill known as SESTA-FOSTA (short for Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act and …

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. …

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Our Tor encrypted email site has a new SSL certificate

March 27th, 2018 in Security

As part of our commitment to security, we maintain a Tor onion site for ProtonMail which can provide extra privacy and accessibility in countries where ProtonMail is blocked. ProtonMail is one of the only email providers that offers email access over Tor. We launched the ProtonMail onion site last year as an extra way to …

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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 …

We have released version 3.0 of OpenPGPjs, an open source OpenPGP library

March 9th, 2018 in Encryption

We’re happy to announce a major new version of OpenPGPjs, the world’s most widely used JavaScript PGP encryption library. Version 3.0 brings many enhancements to the hundreds of applications and millions of users who rely on OpenPGPjs. At ProtonMail, a big part of our mission is to make strong encryption and privacy accessible to every …

What is end-to-end encryption and how does it work?

March 7th, 2018 in Encryption

End-to-end encryption is the most secure way to communicate privately and securely online. By encrypting messages at both ends of a conversation, end-to-end encryption prevents anyone in the middle from reading private communications. Until recently, end-to-end encryption (E2EE) was the sole domain of the tech savvy because of the complicated operations required to use it. …

5 Essential Steps to Keep Your Email Safe

March 1st, 2018 in Security

Your email account is a gold mine for hackers. And yet many people still aren’t taking basic precautions to secure their accounts. Here are five essential steps for safe email. Hacks are surprisingly commonplace. In 2014, for instance, nearly half of all American adults had some form of data stolen from corporate servers in a …

Online Security Guide for Journalists

February 9th, 2018 in Security

Whether you cover the CIA or city hall, journalism is as much about keeping secrets as exposing them. We created this online security guide to help democracy’s defenders defend themselves too. Part of our mission at ProtonMail has always been to give journalists, dissidents, and others the tools and knowledge they need to do their …

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