How long should my password be?

February 13th, 2019 in Privacy, Security

A strong password doesn’t have to be 30 characters long. But if you’re using an eight-character password, you have a good chance of being hacked. This article will help you understand how long your password should be. For decades, information security experts have tried to get people to create stronger passwords by requiring a minimum …

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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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Introducing GDPR.eu, a new site to help businesses achieve GDPR compliance

January 8th, 2019 in Articles & News

The General Data Protection Regulation is the world’s toughest data privacy law, threatening enormous fines to violators. Yet businesses have few good resources to help them comply. GDPR.eu is here to change that. The European Union created the GDPR to help individuals achieve a greater degree of privacy and data security online. It was meant …

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A look back at 2018 and our vision for the future

December 31st, 2018 in Articles & News

Today we’re reflecting on the new features, accomplishments, and events that shaped ProtonMail in the past year, and our vision for the future. What started out as a part-time experiment is now the largest secure email provider in the world. How did we get here? One word: you. More than other companies, ProtonMail is the sum …

ProtonMail Lifetime Account charity auction raises over €30,000

December 25th, 2018 in Articles & News

Our first-ever charity auction has exceeded all expectations, generating over €30,000 for three organizations dedicated to human rights and online privacy. When we launched our Lifetime Account auction earlier this month, we expected to raise around €3500-5000 from each sale. But when bidding closed today, each auction had far surpassed our target, with all three …

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The ProtonMail Import-Export application beta is now available to all paid users

December 20th, 2018 in Articles & News

The Import-Export application lets you transfer emails easily to and from your ProtonMail account. The application is now available to users with paid plans. We’re excited to announce the beta release of the Import-Export app, which is one of the most-requested features in our community feedback forum. With this tool, you can import your entire …

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We’re auctioning Lifetime Accounts to support freedom of speech and democracy

December 18th, 2018 in Articles & News

The holidays are a time of giving, and this year we are auctioning three ProtonMail Lifetime Accounts, with all proceeds going towards supporting three organizations that align strongly with our mission. For the first time since 2016, we are making a small number of ProtonMail Lifetime Accounts available to support three initiatives that align closely …

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Email security best practices your team should be following right now

December 13th, 2018 in Security

The single biggest threat to your business’s online security is malicious emails. As owners and managers, it’s up to you to require email security best practices among your employees and institute a security-minded culture within your organization.   Contrary to popular myth, the most effective hacking techniques require almost no technical skill. A hacker only …

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Australia’s vague anti-encryption law sets a dangerous new precedent

December 7th, 2018 in Articles & News, Encryption

On Thursday, the Australian government and its Labor partners rammed a shockingly invasive anti-encryption law through Parliament, over the objections of experts, businesses, and civil rights groups. The Assistance and Access (A&A) law requires tech companies to help law enforcement agencies break into individuals’ encrypted data. Using secret warrants, the government can even compel a …

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A complete guide to Internet privacy

December 6th, 2018 in Privacy, Security

Not everyone needs the same level of Internet privacy. This guide will help you determine your threat model and take steps to achieve online privacy that meets your needs. Total Internet privacy is impossible, and any service that claims to offer it is lying. But anyone can increase their Internet privacy by adjusting their online …

2018 Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sale: Get up to 50% off with two-year plans!

November 23rd, 2018 in Articles & News

ProtonMail goes on sale just once a year, and this year we are offering our biggest ever discount. Both new users and existing users can get up to 50% off on paid plans from Nov. 23 until Nov. 30. Our Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale is the only time of the year we offer discounted ProtonMail …

Introducing Contact Groups, an easy way to reach more people in ProtonMail

November 20th, 2018 in Articles & News

ProtonMail’s new Contact Groups feature makes it simple to organize your contacts and send emails to dozens of contacts at once. Ever coordinated a social event, a parents group, or a team of colleagues at work? For those moments when you want everyone on the same page, you want a feature like Contact Groups to …

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