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, …

Need a Yahoo Mail Replacement? Here’s How ProtonMail is Different

December 21st, 2016 in Articles & News

After last week’s announcement of an even larger Yahoo breach impacting 1 billion users, signups of ProtonMail have doubled again to hit an all time high due to users looking for a Yahoo Mail replacement. Update February 16th, 2017 – Yahoo just announced another major breach, which took place in 2015 and 2016. We had …

The Official ProtonMail Shop Is Now Open!

December 14th, 2016 in Articles & News

We’re happy to announce the launch of the Official ProtonMail Shop! Official ProtonMail T-shirts, mugs, and other merchandise are now available for immediate shipment! Visit the ProtonMail Shop Back in 2014 when ProtonMail had our initial crowdfunding campaign, over 1000 members of the ProtonMail community pitched in to support us by purchasing a T-shirt. In …

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Improved Authentication for Email Encryption and Security

December 1st, 2016 in Encryption

Today, we are happy to announce the launch of a brand new authentication system for ProtonMail’s secure email service using just a single password. ProtonMail launched with a two-password system—one to authenticate the user to ProtonMail, and one to decrypt the mail. The security benefit provided by this separation is easy to understand, but it …

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