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ProtonVPN has launched and ProtonVPN Beta is ending soon

June 20th, 2017 in Articles & News

We are excited to announce that ProtonVPN finally launched this morning and is now open to the general public. This is an important milestone in our mission to provide secure Internet to everyone in the world. If you would like to know more about the story behind ProtonVPN, you can read our launch blog post …

Everything You Need to Know About Buying Bitcoin

May 26th, 2017 in Articles & News

Nowadays, almost everyone has heard of Bitcoin. In this article, we provide a step by step guide for buying and storing Bitcoins securely. Editor’s Note: Since Bitcoin has surged to record prices recently (reaching $2700 on Thursday), we have had more and more users asking us about Bitcoin. To answer some of these questions, we’re …

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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 find a trustworthy VPN service

April 12th, 2017 in Articles & News

Determining whether a VPN service is trustworthy can be complicated. Fortunately, there are a few easy steps you can follow to know if a VPN service can be trusted. The importance of trust when it comes to VPN services cannot be underestimated. Given the recent surge in interest in VPN services among the general public, …

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ProtonMail v3.8 Release Notes

March 30th, 2017 in Releases

ProtonMail 3.8 introduces custom folders. This is one of the most requested features from our community of users. We are excited to continue to make ProtonMail easier and easier to use! Note: Due to the way we roll out new versions, ProtonMail 3.8 has not been released to everyone yet. If you do not see it …

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ISPs are selling your private browsing history. Here’s how to prevent it.

March 24th, 2017 in Privacy

Selling and sharing browsing history to advertisers just became easier due to yesterday’s vote in the US senate. Here is our analysis of S.J.Res.34 and the steps you should take to protect your privacy if this becomes law. Today US lawmakers voted in favor of allowing internet service providers (ISP) like Verizon, Comcast and AT&T …

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Want to test new ProtonMail features first? ProtonMail beta is back!

March 23rd, 2017 in Releases

Last March, ProtonMail launched out of beta. This March, we’re bringing back ProtonMail Beta so you can test new ProtonMail features before they are released. Today, we’re announcing the immediate availability of a new site, beta.protonmail.com where we will be hosting experimental releases of ProtonMail. As many of you probably recall, ProtonMail spent over two …

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Wikileaks CIA Files – What this means for Internet security and encryption

March 8th, 2017 in Privacy

Earlier today, Wikileaks dumped a large database of secret documents from the CIA in a released dubbed #Vault7. Here we do a deeper analysis of the leak and the broader implications on online security and encrypted services. Our in-depth analysis of the leaked CIA files is found at the bottom of this post. First, we …

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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 …

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Fighting Censorship with ProtonMail Encrypted Email Over Tor

January 19th, 2017 in Privacy

As part of our efforts to continue protecting user privacy, we are launching a Tor hidden service to combat censorship and surveillance of ProtonMail users. In the past two years, ProtonMail has grown enormously, especially after the recent US election, and today we are the world’s largest encrypted email service with over 2 million users. …

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Help Us Provide Encrypted Email In Your Language

January 17th, 2017 in Articles & News

The ProtonMail Translation Project is a volunteer effort that aims to improve online privacy and security by making ProtonMail available in most of the world’s major languages. Today marks the official launch of the ProtonMail Translation Project. If your native language is not English and you are interested in having ProtonMail in your native language, …

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