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  1. Bellingcat journalists targeted by failed phishing attempt Investigative news site Bellingcat has confirmed several of its staff were targeted by an attempted phishing attack on their ProtonMail accounts, which the journalists and the email provider say failed. “Yet again, Bellingcat finds itself targeted by cyber attacks, almost certainly linked to our work on Russia,” wrote Eliot Higgins, founder of the investigative news site in a tweet. “I guess one way to measure our impact is how frequently agents of the Russian Federation try to attack it, be it their hackers, trolls, or media.” News emerged that a small number of ProtonMail email accounts were targeted this week — several of which belonged to Bellingcat’s researchers who work on projects related to activities by the Russian government. A phishing email purportedly from ProtonMail itself asked users to change their email account passwords or generate new encryption keys through a similarly-named domain set up by the attackers. Records show the fake site was registered anonymously, according to an analysis by security researchers. In a statement, ProtonMail said the phishing attacks “did not succeed” and denied that its systems or user accounts had been hacked or compromised. “The most practical way to obtain email data from a ProtonMail user’s inbox is by compromising the user, as opposed to trying to compromise the service itself,” said ProtonMail’s chief executive Andy Yen. “For this reason, the attackers opted for a phishing campaign that targeted the journalists directly.” Yen said the attackers tried to exploit an unpatched flaw in third-party software used by ProtonMail, which has yet to be fixed or disclosed by the software maker. “This vulnerability, however, is not widely known and indicates a higher level of sophistication on the part of the attackers,” said Yen. It’s not known conclusively who was behind the attack. However, both Bellingcat and ProtonMail said they believe certain tactics and indicators of the attack may point to hackers associated with the Russian government. For instance, the attack’s targets were Bellingcat’s researchers working on the ongoing investigation into the downing of flight MH17 by Russian forces and the use of a nerve agent in a targeted killing in the U.K. Higgins said in a tweet that this week’s attempted attack likely targeted “in the tens” of people unlike earlier attacks attributed to the Russian government-backed hacker group, known as APT 28 or Fancy Bear. Bellingcat in the past year has gained critical acclaim for its investigations into the Russian government, uncovering the names of the alleged Russian operatives behind the suspected missile attack that blew up Malaysian airliner MH17 in 2014. The research team also discovered the names of the Russian operatives who were since accused of poisoning former Russian intelligence agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in a nerve agent attack in Salisbury, U.K. in 2018. The researchers use open-source intelligence and information gathering where police, law enforcement and intelligence agencies often fail. It’s not the first time that hackers have targeted Bellingcat. Its researchers were targeted several times in 2016 and 2017 following the breach on the Democratic National Committee which saw thousands of internal emails stolen and published online. A phone call to the Russian consulate in New York requesting comment was not returned. Image Credits: Bellingcat / ThreatConnect Source: Bellingcat journalists targeted by failed phishing attempt
  2. Secure comms biz says it simply follows the law – plus, there's always Tor Updated ProtonMail, a provider of encrypted email, has denied claims that it voluntarily provides real-time surveillance to authorities. Earlier this month, Martin Steiger, a lawyer based in Zurich, Switzerland, attended a presentation in which public prosecutor Stephan Walder, who heads the Cybercrime Competence Center in Zurich, mentioned the company. In a live-tweeted account of the event, subsequently written up on German and recently translated into English, Steiger said he learned that ProtonMail "voluntarily offers assistance for real-time surveillance." But Walder, the source of the revelation, subsequently contacted Steiger to clarify that he had been misquoted and had only described ProtonMail as a potential provider of assistance. Steiger maintains that he accurately reported what he heard and points to ProtonMail's own Transparency Report, which describes enabling IP logging in April in a case of clear criminal misconduct under Swiss law. The key word here is "voluntary." ProtonMail says that it is obligated to assist authorities, like every other company in Switzerland and elsewhere. "All Swiss service providers are obligated by law to assist law enforcement in criminal cases, and the law requires us to enable IP logging in criminal cases," the company said via Twitter. In an email to The Register, a company spokesperson dismissed Steiger's claims. "ProtonMail does not voluntarily offer assistance," the company spokesperson said. "We only do so when ordered by a Swiss court or prosecutor, as we are obligated to follow the law in all criminal cases. Furthermore, end-to-end encryption means we cannot be forced by a court to provide message contents." Steiger's skepticism about ProtonMail security appears to follow from marketing non sequiturs – "ProtonMail is hosted in a former military command center deep inside the Swiss alps" – that fall short of testable technical guarantees. He is argument focuses on the fact that message metadata can be as revealing as message contents, and there's some truth to that. It's extraordinarily difficult to communicate securely and anonymously over the internet, particularly if law enforcement authorities have access to relevant service providers. But that problem is not specific to ProtonMail. The Register asked Steiger to comment but he didn't immediately respond. Updated to add Protonmail, clearly concerned that its privacy-focused customers might be freaking out a little, has explained its position in a blog post. PS: ProtonMail has a Tor-based .onion service if you don't want your real public IP address tracked. Source
  3. A person or group claiming to have hacked ProtonMail and stolen "significant" amounts of data has posted a lengthy ransom demand with some wild claims to an anonymous Pastebin. ProtonMail states it's complete BS. According to the message, a hacker going by the name AmFearLiathMor makes quite a few interesting claims such as hacking ProtonMail's services and stealing user's email, that ProtonMail is sending their user's decrypted data to American servers, and that ProtonMail is abusing the lack of Subresource Integrity (SRI) use to purposely and maliciously steal their user's passwords. After reading the Pastebin message (archive.is link), which is shown in its entirety below minus some alleged keys, and seeing the amount of claims, the first thing that came to mind was a corporate version of the sextortion scams that have been running rampant lately. As I kept reading it, though, it just felt like a joke. The information that the alleged hackers state that have access to includes underwater drone activity, treaty violations in Antarctica, and just reads like a prank. ProtonMail appears to think so too as they posted on Twitter that this is a hoax and that there is no evidence that anything stated is true. ProtonMail Reddit Post ProtonMail has provided the following statement to BleepingComputer: BleepingComputer has also contacted the alleged hacker, but have not heard back by the time of this publication. As a bit of trivia, the hacker's name is from Scottish lore about a creature called "Am Fear Liath Mòr", or "Big Grey Man", that haunts the summit and passes of Ben Macdui. Offering $20 USD in bitcoin for spreading info The alleged hacker has been busy posting to various image boards and stating that they would send $20 in bitcoin to anyone who spread the word about this hack using the #Protonmail hashtag on Twitter. In this post, they up the ante by claiming they have data on Michael Avenatti and CNN employees. Spreading the word on image boards There is no reports that anyone has received bitcoins by the poster. Source
  4. Proton VPN 1.2.1 / 1.2.2 / 1.2.3 / 1.2.4 Stable Overview: Screenshots: Downloads: Download: https://protonvpn.com/download/ Windows Client: v1.2.4: https://protonvpn.com/download/ProtonVPN_win_v1.2.4.exe v1.2.3: https://protonvpn.com/download/ProtonVPN_win_v1.2.3.exe v1.2.2: https://protonvpn.com/download/ProtonVPN_win_v1.2.2.exe v1.2.1: https://protonvpn.com/download/ProtonVPN_win_v1.2.1.exe Clients for macOS, Linux, Android, and iOS are still under development, but it is still possible to use ProtonVPN with these operating systems using third-party OpenVPN clients. Setup guides can be found here: MacOS: https://protonvpn.com/support/mac-vpn-setup/ Linux: https://protonvpn.com/support/linux-vpn-setup/ Android: https://protonvpn.com/support/android-vpn-setup/ iOS: https://protonvpn.com/support/ios-vpn-setup/ VPN Servers and Country Code for Linux, Mac, Android and iOS: https://protonvpn.com/support/vpn-servers/ Changelog: v1.2.4: Fixed Fixed Killswitch behavior after failed reconnect: KS will now require user confirm before restoring unencrypted connection v1.2.3: Fixed Fixed crash related to screen resolution changes v1.2.2: Added Added map zoom component support for smaller resolutions Added login window help tooltip Changed Changed app icon Removed empty space in settings window Updated Secure Core route selection Fixed Fixed sidebar toggle button bug after app update v1.2.1: Fixed Fixed crash related to window state change More Info - Articles & Reviews: Three years ago we launched ProtonMail. Today, we’re launching ProtonVPN. Encrypted email provider ProtonMail launches free VPN service to counter increasing online censorship ProtonVPN Swiss-Based VPN Launches Keeping ProtonVPN Secure New WiFi connection vulnerability discovered. Here’s what you need to know about “KRACK”
  5. Proton VPN 1.1.0 Stable Overview: ProtonVPN is designed from the ground up with a special emphasis on security and privacy, and features a number of innovations that we have made to harden VPN against compromises. ProtonVPN will eventually feature free and premium versions containing different features. For the beta period, you will be able to test the full-fledged premium version of ProtonVPN for free. Layers of Protection: Limitation / blocking access to the data / application Isolation and create a separate database / application Backup / important data Detecting and deleting viruses / malware. Proton Mail earlier announced beta VPN service for PLUS proton mail users. At this moment, Proton VPN offers 14 countries Australia Canada France Germany Hong Kong Iceland Japan Netherlands Singapore - New Spain Sweden Switzerland United Kingdom United States Standard Servers All of our servers are dedicated to ProtonVPN and feature high bandwidth connections Secure Core Servers Secure Core Servers add an additional layer of protection against VPN endpoint compromise. Learn More More Info: Official Product Homepage / Detailed Features: https://protonvpn.com/home Official Website: https://protonvpn.com/ Register/Signup: https://account.protonvpn.com/signup Login: https://account.protonvpn.com/login/ Open to Free Users Now! - We are opening up our free VPN to the general public – now available for download! Pricing: https://protonvpn.com/pricing VPN Servers: https://protonvpn.com/vpn-servers Security: https://protonvpn.com/secure-vpn VPN Threat Model: https://protonvpn.com/blog/threat-model/ Transparency Report: https://protonvpn.com/blog/transparency-report/ About Us: https://protonvpn.com/about Blog: https://protonvpn.com/blog/ We are open for registration. You can follow ProtonVPN on social media to get the latest news and updates: Facebook: https://facebook.com/ProtonVPN Twitter: https://twitter.com/ProtonVPN Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/ProtonVPN/ We would love to hear your feedback on the beta and what we can do to improve ProtonVPN. In addition to the links above, you can also send your suggestions to [email protected] If you run into trouble with ProtonVPN, or have questions, you can search for answers or contact us via the ProtonVPN support site: https://protonvpn.com/support/ Screenshots: Downloads: Download: https://protonvpn.com/download/ Windows Client: https://protonvpn.com/download/ProtonVPN_win_v1.1.0.exe Clients for macOS, Linux, Android, and iOS are still under development, but it is still possible to use ProtonVPN with these operating systems using third-party OpenVPN clients. Setup guides can be found here: MacOS: https://protonvpn.com/support/mac-vpn-setup/ Linux: https://protonvpn.com/support/linux-vpn-setup/ Android: https://protonvpn.com/support/android-vpn-setup/ iOS: https://protonvpn.com/support/ios-vpn-setup/ VPN Servers and Country Code for Linux, Mac, Android and iOS: https://protonvpn.com/support/vpn-servers/ More Info - Articles & Reviews: Three years ago we launched ProtonMail. Today, we’re launching ProtonVPN. Encrypted email provider ProtonMail launches free VPN service to counter increasing online censorship ProtonVPN Swiss-Based VPN Launches Keeping ProtonVPN Secure
  6. Proton VPN 1.0.10 + 1.0.11 Overview: ProtonVPN is designed from the ground up with a special emphasis on security and privacy, and features a number of innovations that we have made to harden VPN against compromises. ProtonVPN will eventually feature free and premium versions containing different features. For the beta period, you will be able to test the full-fledged premium version of ProtonVPN for free. Layers of Protection: Limitation / blocking access to the data / application Isolation and create a separate database / application Backup / important data Detecting and deleting viruses / malware. Proton Mail earlier announced beta VPN service for PLUS proton mail users. At this moment, Proton VPN offers 14 countries Australia Canada France Germany Hong Kong Iceland Japan Netherlands Singapore - New Spain Sweden Switzerland United Kingdom United States Standard Servers All of our servers are dedicated to ProtonVPN and feature high bandwidth connections Secure Core Servers Secure Core Servers add an additional layer of protection against VPN endpoint compromise. Learn More More Info: Official Product Homepage / Detailed Features: https://protonvpn.com/home Official Website: https://protonvpn.com/ Register/Signup: https://account.protonvpn.com/signup Login: https://account.protonvpn.com/login/ Note for free plan: Pricing: https://protonvpn.com/pricing VPN Servers: https://protonvpn.com/vpn-servers Security: https://protonvpn.com/secure-vpn VPN Threat Model: https://protonvpn.com/blog/threat-model/ Transparency Report: https://protonvpn.com/blog/transparency-report/ About Us: https://protonvpn.com/about Blog: https://protonvpn.com/blog/ We are open for registration. You can follow ProtonVPN on social media to get the latest news and updates: Facebook: https://facebook.com/ProtonVPN Twitter: https://twitter.com/ProtonVPN Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/ProtonVPN/ We would love to hear your feedback on the beta and what we can do to improve ProtonVPN. In addition to the links above, you can also send your suggestions to [email protected] If you run into trouble with ProtonVPN, or have questions, you can search for answers or contact us via the ProtonVPN support site: https://protonvpn.com/support/ Screenshots: Downloads: Download: https://protonvpn.com/download/ Windows Client: https://protonvpn.com/download/ProtonVPN_win_v1.0.11.exe https://protonvpn.com/download/ProtonVPN_win_v1.0.10.exe Clients for macOS, Linux, Android, and iOS are still under development, but it is still possible to use ProtonVPN with these operating systems using third-party OpenVPN clients. Setup guides can be found here: MacOS: https://protonvpn.com/support/mac-vpn-setup/ Linux: https://protonvpn.com/support/linux-vpn-setup/ Android: https://protonvpn.com/support/android-vpn-setup/ iOS: https://protonvpn.com/support/ios-vpn-setup/ VPN Servers and Country Code for Linux, Mac, Android and iOS: https://protonvpn.com/support/vpn-servers/ More Info - Articles & Reviews: Three years ago we launched ProtonMail. Today, we’re launching ProtonVPN. Encrypted email provider ProtonMail launches free VPN service to counter increasing online censorship ProtonVPN Swiss-Based VPN Launches Keeping ProtonVPN Secure
  7. vissha

    Proton VPN 1.0.7

    Proton VPN 1.0.7 Overview: ProtonVPN is designed from the ground up with a special emphasis on security and privacy, and features a number of innovations that we have made to harden VPN against compromises. ProtonVPN will eventually feature free and premium versions containing different features. For the beta period, you will be able to test the full-fledged premium version of ProtonVPN for free. Layers of Protection: Limitation / blocking access to the data / application Isolation and create a separate database / application Backup / important data Detecting and deleting viruses / malware. Proton Mail earlier announced beta VPN service for PLUS proton mail users. At this moment, Proton VPN offers 14 countries Australia Canada France Germany Hong Kong Iceland Japan Netherlands Singapore - New Spain Sweden Switzerland United Kingdom United States Standard Servers All of our servers are dedicated to ProtonVPN and feature high bandwidth connections Secure Core Servers Secure Core Servers add an additional layer of protection against VPN endpoint compromise. Learn More More Info: Official Product Homepage / Detailed Features: https://protonvpn.com/home Official Website: https://protonvpn.com/ Register/Signup: https://account.protonvpn.com/signup Login: https://account.protonvpn.com/login/ Note for free plan: Pricing: https://protonvpn.com/pricing VPN Servers: https://protonvpn.com/vpn-servers Security: https://protonvpn.com/secure-vpn VPN Threat Model: https://protonvpn.com/blog/threat-model/ Transparency Report: https://protonvpn.com/blog/transparency-report/ About Us: https://protonvpn.com/about Blog: https://protonvpn.com/blog/ We are open for registration. You can follow ProtonVPN on social media to get the latest news and updates: Facebook: https://facebook.com/ProtonVPN Twitter: https://twitter.com/ProtonVPN Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/ProtonVPN/ We would love to hear your feedback on the beta and what we can do to improve ProtonVPN. In addition to the links above, you can also send your suggestions to [email protected] If you run into trouble with ProtonVPN, or have questions, you can search for answers or contact us via the ProtonVPN support site: https://protonvpn.com/support/ Screenshots: Downloads: Download: https://protonvpn.com/download/ Windows Client: https://protonvpn.com/download/ProtonVPN_win_v1.0.7.exe Clients for macOS, Linux, Android, and iOS are still under development, but it is still possible to use ProtonVPN with these operating systems using third-party OpenVPN clients. Setup guides can be found here: MacOS: https://protonvpn.com/support/mac-vpn-setup/ Linux: https://protonvpn.com/support/linux-vpn-setup/ Android: https://protonvpn.com/support/android-vpn-setup/ iOS: https://protonvpn.com/support/ios-vpn-setup/ VPN Servers and Country Code for Linux, Mac, Android and iOS: https://protonvpn.com/support/vpn-servers/ More Info - Articles & Reviews: Three years ago we launched ProtonMail. Today, we’re launching ProtonVPN. Encrypted email provider ProtonMail launches free VPN service to counter increasing online censorship ProtonVPN Swiss-Based VPN Launches Keeping ProtonVPN Secure
  8. vissha

    Proton VPN 1.0.6

    Proton VPN 1.0.6 Overview: ProtonVPN is designed from the ground up with a special emphasis on security and privacy, and features a number of innovations that we have made to harden VPN against compromises. ProtonVPN will eventually feature free and premium versions containing different features. For the beta period, you will be able to test the full-fledged premium version of ProtonVPN for free. Layers of Protection: Limitation / blocking access to the data / application Isolation and create a separate database / application Backup / important data Detecting and deleting viruses / malware. Proton Mail earlier announced beta VPN service for PLUS proton mail users. At this moment, Proton VPN offers 14 countries Australia Canada France Germany Hong Kong Iceland Japan Netherlands Singapore - New Spain Sweden Switzerland United Kingdom United States Standard Servers All of our servers are dedicated to ProtonVPN and feature high bandwidth connections Secure Core Servers Secure Core Servers add an additional layer of protection against VPN endpoint compromise. Learn More More Info: Official Product Homepage / Detailed Features: https://protonvpn.com/home Official Website: https://protonvpn.com/ Register/Signup: https://account.protonvpn.com/signup Login: https://account.protonvpn.com/login/ Note for free plan: Pricing: https://protonvpn.com/pricing VPN Servers: https://protonvpn.com/vpn-servers Security: https://protonvpn.com/secure-vpn VPN Threat Model: https://protonvpn.com/blog/threat-model/ Transparency Report: https://protonvpn.com/blog/transparency-report/ About Us: https://protonvpn.com/about Blog: https://protonvpn.com/blog/ We are open for registration. You can follow ProtonVPN on social media to get the latest news and updates: Facebook: https://facebook.com/ProtonVPN Twitter: https://twitter.com/ProtonVPN Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/ProtonVPN/ We would love to hear your feedback on the beta and what we can do to improve ProtonVPN. In addition to the links above, you can also send your suggestions to [email protected] If you run into trouble with ProtonVPN, or have questions, you can search for answers or contact us via the ProtonVPN support site: https://protonvpn.com/support/ Screenshots: Downloads: Download: https://protonvpn.com/download/ Windows Client: https://protonvpn.com/download/ProtonVPN_win_v1.0.6.exe Clients for macOS, Linux, Android, and iOS are still under development, but it is still possible to use ProtonVPN with these operating systems using third-party OpenVPN clients. Setup guides can be found here: MacOS: https://protonvpn.com/support/mac-vpn-setup/ Linux: https://protonvpn.com/support/linux-vpn-setup/ Android: https://protonvpn.com/support/android-vpn-setup/ iOS: https://protonvpn.com/support/ios-vpn-setup/ VPN Servers and Country Code for Linux, Mac, Android and iOS: https://protonvpn.com/support/vpn-servers/ More Info - Articles & Reviews: Three years ago we launched ProtonMail. Today, we’re launching ProtonVPN. Encrypted email provider ProtonMail launches free VPN service to counter increasing online censorship ProtonVPN Swiss-Based VPN Launches Keeping ProtonVPN Secure
  9. Three years ago we launched ProtonMail. Today, we’re launching ProtonVPN. We’re happy to announce that as of 12:00PM Geneva time today, ProtonVPN is now available to the general public. ProtonVPN is officially out of beta and we are allowing open signups for the first time. You can now directly get ProtonVPN by visiting https://protonvpn.com After more than 1 year of development, and four months of beta testing by over 10’000 members of the ProtonMail community, we’re finally making ProtonVPN available to everyone. And we really mean everyone, because consistent with our mission to make privacy and security accessible to every single person in the world, we’re also releasing ProtonVPN as a free VPN service. It has been a long and exciting journey to get here since our team first met at CERN in 2013. Back then, we had an ambitious vision to build an Internet that was free and could continue to reach its full potential as a tool for social progress. Indeed, that was the vision that inspired Tim Berners-Lee to create the World Wide Web at CERN in 1989. Since then, the Internet has met or even exceeded its promise in certain areas, but this has not come without a cost to society. While the Internet has done a great deal of good, over the course of this digital revolution, we have also lost control over our data, our most intimate secrets, and ultimately our privacy. In certain countries, the Internet has even become a tool for oppression and control, instead of the beacon of hope and freedom it once was. Back in 2013, we embarked on a journey to change this, by building the tools that could make privacy and security the default online. In 2014, on the 25th anniversary of the web, our efforts culminated with the release of ProtonMail, the world’s first end-to-end encrypted email service. Since then millions of people around the world have embraced our vision, and thanks to your support (and the numerous donations along the way), email is much safer today than it was several years ago. However, when considering the scope of all that we do online, email is just a small piece of the online world. That’s why we have decided to build ProtonVPN, to better protect the activists, journalists, and individuals who are currently using ProtonMail to secure their online lives. A VPN (Virtual Private Network) allows users to browse the web without being tracked, bypass online censorship blocks, and also increases security by passing all internet traffic through a strongly encrypted tunnel. The importance of VPNs for online security and privacy is increasing day by day. Back in April of this year, Obama-era FTC rules designed to protect the privacy of internet browsing history were rolled back. Fast forward to today, and attempts are being made to dismantle net neutrality in the US, and several European governments are now calling for increased online surveillance. Last but not least, for over 1.5 billion people around the world, the Internet does not live up to its promise of freedom of information. Instead, the Internet is a highly restricted and censored place, constantly under surveillance, where making a wrong move could lead to imprisonment or worse. We are also aware that as ProtonMail becomes a stronger force for digital freedom, the censorship of ProtonMail in certain countries is not a matter of if, but a matter of when. Earlier this year, we took the first steps to improve ProtonMail’s availability under censorship by launching an Onion site. With ProtonVPN, we can ensure the accessibility of not only ProtonMail, but all of the world’s digital knowledge and information. This is why we are committed to providing a free version of ProtonVPN. However, we have done more than make ProtonVPN free. We have also worked to make it the best VPN service ever created, by addressing many of the common pitfalls with VPNs. For example, ProtonVPN features a Secure Core architecture which routes traffic through multiple encrypted tunnels in multiple countries to better defend against network based attacks, and also features seamless integration with the Tor anonymity network. You can learn about all the steps we took to build a secure VPN here. Lastly, we’re building a VPN service that can be worthy of your trust. We understand that when it comes to VPNs, trust is paramount. Whether it is our transparent VPN threat model, our Swiss jurisdiction, our reputation, our relationship with the community, or the fact that you actually know who we are, we’re committed to building and operating ProtonVPN with the same level of transparency that has come to characterize ProtonMail. To all of you who have supported us over the years, thank you for your support. Unlike companies like Google and Facebook who abuse user privacy to sell advertisements, ProtonMail and ProtonVPN are entirely dependent on users upgrading to paid accounts to cover operating expenses. Without your support, these projects would not be able to thrive and grow. If you appreciate the security and privacy that ProtonVPN provides, and have the means to do so, please consider upgrading to a paid account. This allows us to support the millions around the world without these means. With your help, the revolution we have started with ProtonMail will continue, and we will reach the day where the Internet serves all of us equally, and reaches its full potential as a tool for freedom. Best Regards, The Proton Technologies Team You can find our launch press release here: Follow ProtonVPN on Social Media: Facebook: facebook.com/ProtonVPN Twitter: twitter.com/ProtonVPN Reddit: reddit.com/r/ProtonVPN To get a free ProtonVPN account, visit: protonvpn.com To get a free ProtonMail encrypted email account, visit: protonmail.com ProtonVPN Admin We are the scientists, engineers, and developers who build ProtonMail, the world's largest encrypted email service. We're now building ProtonVPN also to ensure that everybody can have access to free and secure internet. Source
  10. vissha

    Proton VPN 1.0.5

    Proton VPN 1.0.5 Overview: ProtonVPN is designed from the ground up with a special emphasis on security and privacy, and features a number of innovations that we have made to harden VPN against compromises. ProtonVPN will eventually feature free and premium versions containing different features. For the beta period, you will be able to test the full-fledged premium version of ProtonVPN for free. Layers of Protection: Limitation / blocking access to the data / application Isolation and create a separate database / application Backup / important data Detecting and deleting viruses / malware. Proton Mail earlier announced beta VPN service for PLUS proton mail users. At this moment, Proton VPN offers 14 countries Australia Canada France Germany Hong Kong Iceland Japan Netherlands Singapore - New Spain Sweden Switzerland United Kingdom United States Standard Servers All of our servers are dedicated to ProtonVPN and feature high bandwidth connections Secure Core Servers Secure Core Servers add an additional layer of protection against VPN endpoint compromise. Learn More More Info: Official Product Homepage / Detailed Features: https://protonvpn.com/home Official Website: https://protonvpn.com/ Register/Signup: https://account.protonvpn.com/signup Login: https://account.protonvpn.com/login/ Note for free plan: Pricing: https://protonvpn.com/pricing VPN Servers: https://protonvpn.com/vpn-servers Security: https://protonvpn.com/secure-vpn VPN Threat Model: https://protonvpn.com/blog/threat-model/ Transparency Report: https://protonvpn.com/blog/transparency-report/ About Us: https://protonvpn.com/about Blog: https://protonvpn.com/blog/ We are open for registration. You can follow ProtonVPN on social media to get the latest news and updates: Facebook: https://facebook.com/ProtonVPN Twitter: https://twitter.com/ProtonVPN Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/ProtonVPN/ We would love to hear your feedback on the beta and what we can do to improve ProtonVPN. In addition to the links above, you can also send your suggestions to [email protected] If you run into trouble with ProtonVPN, or have questions, you can search for answers or contact us via the ProtonVPN support site: https://protonvpn.com/support/ Screenshots: Downloads: Download: https://protonvpn.com/download/ Windows Client: https://protonvpn.com/download/ProtonVPN_win_v1.0.5.exe Clients for macOS, Linux, Android, and iOS are still under development, but it is still possible to use ProtonVPN with these operating systems using third-party OpenVPN clients. Setup guides can be found here: MacOS: https://protonvpn.com/support/mac-vpn-setup/ Linux: https://protonvpn.com/support/linux-vpn-setup/ Android: https://protonvpn.com/support/android-vpn-setup/ iOS: https://protonvpn.com/support/ios-vpn-setup/ VPN Servers and Country Code for Linux, Mac, Android and iOS: https://protonvpn.com/support/vpn-servers/ More Info - Articles & Reviews: Three years ago we launched ProtonMail. Today, we’re launching ProtonVPN. Encrypted email provider ProtonMail launches free VPN service to counter increasing online censorship ProtonVPN Swiss-Based VPN Launches Keeping ProtonVPN Secure
  11. Keeping ProtonVPN Secure As with ProtonMail, we have built ProtonVPN with an emphasis on security. Today, we are launching a Bug Bounty Program to further enhance ProtonVPN’s security. In operating a VPN service, security is required not only for the VPN connections and protocols themselves. Security is also needed for the underlying server infrastructure, the web pages and dashboards, the VPN applications themselves, the payment system, and also the user databases. To properly protect user privacy, we need to protect all aspects of the service from compromise. In building ProtonVPN, we drew upon the security expertise we have gained from running the world’s largest secure email service. We have also been working together with ProtonMail security contributors and the broader community on strengthening all aspects of ProtonVPN. Recently, we worked together with long time ProtonMail security contributor Mazin Ahmed to complete a comprehensive security audit of ProtonVPN and add additional hardening. Our bug bounty program allows us to extend the work that we already do on a daily basis to protect ProtonVPN users. For this reason, now that ProtonVPN has officially launched, one of the first things we are doing is launching the ProtonVPN Bug Bounty Program. With this program, we are inviting security experts from around the world to try to find weaknesses within ProtonVPN, and we will be paying rewards (bounties) for security issues which are reported to us through this program. If you are a security researcher, you can also participate in the ProtonMail Bug Bounty Program. ProtonVPN Bug Bounty Program Rules Scope: The program is limited to the servers and the web, desktop and mobile applications run by ProtonVPN. Our profiles on Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Eventbrite, etc, do not qualify. Qualifying sites include: protonvpn.com account.protonvpn.com api.protonvpn.ch [Note: .ch and not .com] The ProtonVPN applications on Windows, MacOS, Linux, iOS and Android are also included in this program. Judging: The judging panel to determine awards consists of ProtonVPN and ProtonMail developers assisted by one or more outside experts who are part of our security group. Program participants agree to respect the final decision made by the judges. Responsible Disclosure: We request that all vulnerabilities be reported to us at [email protected] We believe it is against the spirit of this program to disclose the flaw to third parties for purposes other than actually fixing the bug. Participants agree to not disclose bugs found until after they have been fixed and to coordinate disclosure with our team through our release notes to avoid confusion. Responsible Testing: Please do not hack user accounts, corrupt databases, or leak data that might be sensitive. We also discourage vulnerability testing that degrades the quality of service for our users. If in doubt, feel free to contact our Security Team at [email protected] Adherence to Rules: By participating in this program, you agree to adhere to the above rules and conditions. All rules must be followed to be eligible for awards. Qualifying vulnerabilities Any design or implementation issue that substantially affects the confidentiality or integrity of user data is likely to be in scope for the program. This includes, but is not limited to: Web Applications Cross-site scripting Cross-site request forgery Mixed-content scripts Authentication or authorization flaws Server-side code execution bugs REST API vulnerabilities Server Un-authorised shell access Privilege escalation Remote code execution Applications Authentication or authorization flaws Local data security breach (without rooting) We believe in working closely with security researchers and are willing to share technical details such as API specifications, source code, or infrastructure details with selected researchers with the aim of improving security for all ProtonMail users. Please contact [email protected] for more details. Qualifying Improvements Sometimes, bounties are awarded for suggestions for improvement which don’t fall into any of the above categories. This is determined on a case by case basis by our team. These include things such as: Server configuration improvements Firewall configurations Improved DoS/DDoS safeguards Path/information disclosure Non-Qualifying vulnerabilities Flaws impacting out of date browsers (sorry, IE6 security issues don’t qualify) Security issues outside the scope of ProtonVPN’s threat model Phishing or social engineering attacks Bugs requiring exceedingly unlikely user interactions WordPress bugs (but please report those to WordPress) Out of date software – For a variety of reasons, we do not always run the most recent software versions, but we do run software that is fully patched Software bugs in OpenVPN or IKEv2 (but please report them to their authors) Reward Amounts The size of the bounty we pay is determined on a case by case basis and largely depends on the severity of the issue. To be awarded a bounty, you usually need to be the first person to report an issue, although sometimes exceptions are made. Rough bounty guidelines are provided below: Minor server and app vulnerabilities that do not compromise user data or privacy: $50 Vulnerabilities that can lead to data corruption: $100 Vulnerabilities that can lead to the disclosure of user data or jeopardize user privacy: $250 Maximum bounty: $500 Reporting Guidelines Please report issues to [email protected] Issues should be reported with clear instructions on how to reproduce the issue and/or proof of concept. Best Regards, The Proton Technologies Team ProtonVPN Admin We are the scientists, engineers, and developers who build ProtonMail, the world's largest encrypted email service. We're now building ProtonVPN also to ensure that everybody can have access to free and secure internet. Source
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    Proton VPN 1.0.4

    Proton VPN 1.0.4 Overview: ProtonVPN is designed from the ground up with a special emphasis on security and privacy, and features a number of innovations that we have made to harden VPN against compromises. ProtonVPN will eventually feature free and premium versions containing different features. For the beta period, you will be able to test the full-fledged premium version of ProtonVPN for free. Layers of Protection: Limitation / blocking access to the data / application Isolation and create a separate database / application Backup / important data Detecting and deleting viruses / malware. Proton Mail earlier announced beta VPN service for PLUS proton mail users. At this moment, Proton VPN offers 14 countries Australia Canada France Germany Hong Kong Iceland Japan Netherlands Singapore - New Spain Sweden Switzerland United Kingdom United States Standard Servers All of our servers are dedicated to ProtonVPN and feature high bandwidth connections Secure Core Servers Secure Core Servers add an additional layer of protection against VPN endpoint compromise. Learn More More Info: Official Product Homepage / Detailed Features: https://protonvpn.com/home Official Website: https://protonvpn.com/ Register/Signup: https://account.protonvpn.com/signup Login: https://account.protonvpn.com/login/ Pricing: https://protonvpn.com/pricing VPN Servers: https://protonvpn.com/vpn-servers Security: https://protonvpn.com/secure-vpn VPN Threat Model: https://protonvpn.com/blog/threat-model/ Transparency Report: https://protonvpn.com/blog/transparency-report/ About Us: https://protonvpn.com/about Blog: https://protonvpn.com/blog/ We are open for registration. You can follow ProtonVPN on social media to get the latest news and updates: Facebook: https://facebook.com/ProtonVPN Twitter: https://twitter.com/ProtonVPN Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/ProtonVPN/ We would love to hear your feedback on the beta and what we can do to improve ProtonVPN. In addition to the links above, you can also send your suggestions to [email protected] If you run into trouble with ProtonVPN, or have questions, you can search for answers or contact us via the ProtonVPN support site: https://protonvpn.com/support/ Screenshots: Downloads: Download: https://protonvpn.com/download/ Windows Client: https://protonvpn.com/download/ProtonVPN_win_v1.0.4.exe Clients for macOS, Linux, Android, and iOS are still under development, but it is still possible to use ProtonVPN with these operating systems using third-party OpenVPN clients. Setup guides can be found here: MacOS: https://protonvpn.com/support/mac-vpn-setup/ Linux: https://protonvpn.com/support/linux-vpn-setup/ Android: https://protonvpn.com/support/android-vpn-setup/ iOS: https://protonvpn.com/support/ios-vpn-setup/ VPN Servers and Country Code for Linux, Mac, Android and iOS: https://protonvpn.com/support/vpn-servers/ More Info - Articles & Reviews: Three years ago we launched ProtonMail. Today, we’re launching ProtonVPN. Encrypted email provider ProtonMail launches free VPN service to counter increasing online censorship ProtonVPN Swiss-Based VPN Launches
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    Proton VPN 1.0.3

    Proton VPN 1.0.3 Overview: ProtonVPN is designed from the ground up with a special emphasis on security and privacy, and features a number of innovations that we have made to harden VPN against compromises. ProtonVPN will eventually feature free and premium versions containing different features. For the beta period, you will be able to test the full-fledged premium version of ProtonVPN for free. Layers of Protection: Limitation / blocking access to the data / application Isolation and create a separate database / application Backup / important data Detecting and deleting viruses / malware. Proton Mail earlier announced beta VPN service for PLUS proton mail users. At this moment, Proton VPN offers 14 countries Australia Canada France Germany Hong Kong Iceland Japan Netherlands Singapore - New Spain Sweden Switzerland United Kingdom United States Standard Servers All of our servers are dedicated to ProtonVPN and feature high bandwidth connections Secure Core Servers Secure Core Servers add an additional layer of protection against VPN endpoint compromise. Learn More More Info: Official Product Homepage / Detailed Features: https://protonvpn.com/home Official Website: https://protonvpn.com/ Register/Signup: https://account.protonvpn.com/signup Login: https://account.protonvpn.com/login/ Pricing: https://protonvpn.com/pricing VPN Servers: https://protonvpn.com/vpn-servers Security: https://protonvpn.com/secure-vpn VPN Threat Model: https://protonvpn.com/blog/threat-model/ Transparency Report: https://protonvpn.com/blog/transparency-report/ About Us: https://protonvpn.com/about Blog: https://protonvpn.com/blog/ We are open for registration. You can follow ProtonVPN on social media to get the latest news and updates: Facebook: https://facebook.com/ProtonVPN Twitter: https://twitter.com/ProtonVPN Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/ProtonVPN/ We would love to hear your feedback on the beta and what we can do to improve ProtonVPN. In addition to the links above, you can also send your suggestions to [email protected] If you run into trouble with ProtonVPN, or have questions, you can search for answers or contact us via the ProtonVPN support site: https://protonvpn.com/support/ Screenshots: Downloads: Download: https://protonvpn.com/download/ Windows Client: https://protonvpn.com/download/ProtonVPN_win_v1.0.3.exe Clients for macOS, Linux, Android, and iOS are still under development, but it is still possible to use ProtonVPN with these operating systems using third-party OpenVPN clients. Setup guides can be found here: MacOS: https://protonvpn.com/support/mac-vpn-setup/ Linux: https://protonvpn.com/support/linux-vpn-setup/ Android: https://protonvpn.com/support/android-vpn-setup/ iOS: https://protonvpn.com/support/ios-vpn-setup/ VPN Servers and Country Code for Linux, Mac, Android and iOS: https://protonvpn.com/support/vpn-servers/ More Info - Articles & Reviews: Three years ago we launched ProtonMail. Today, we’re launching ProtonVPN. Encrypted email provider ProtonMail launches free VPN service to counter increasing online censorship ProtonVPN Swiss-Based VPN Launches
  14. ProtonVPN Swiss-Based VPN Launches ProtonVPN, a VPN service by the makers of the privacy focused ProtonMail email service, is out of beta testing and now available to the public. The creators of the Swiss-based VPN service promise the same level of trust, transparency, and communication that has been fundamental to the success of ProtonMail. ProtonVPN ships with four subscription plans, of which the first is entirely free. It is limited in regards to speed, devices that you may run it on simultaneously, and the number of countries you can connect to. It is not limited in terms of bandwidth however. The first paid plan, ProtonVPN Basic, is available for 4€ per month. It lets you connect to all servers, supports connections on two devices at the same time, and offers high speed. ProtonVPN has three speed tiers right now. Low for free accounts, high for basic accounts, and highest for the Plus and Visionary subscription. The two remaining plans, ProtonVPN Plus and Visionary, for €8 and €24 offer the highest speed, five or ten devices that you may connect from simultaneously, as well as extra features such as Plus servers reserved to these plans, Secure Core which adds extra protection against VPN compromise by routing through the Secure Core Network of ProtonVPN, and Tor Server support to send all traffic through Tor with a single click. The Visionary plan on top of that includes a ProtonMail email account on top of all that. Free users get an option to join a 7 day free trial of ProtonVPN Plus. Secure Core is an interesting option, as it routes traffic through multiple servers before it leaves the ProtonVPN network. This means that anyone monitoring the exit server won't be able to detect the IP address of ProtonVNP users, nor match browser activity to that IP address. Secure servers are located in Switzerland, Iceland and Sweden only. ProtonVPN encrypts all traffic with AES-256, uses 2048-bit RSA key exchange, and HMAC with SHA256 for message authentication. Other security related features that are supported include Forward Secrecy, use of OpenVPN and IKEv2 protocols only, a strict no logging policy, DNS leak prevention, and Kill switch support. ProtonVPN supports P2P traffic on top of that. ProtonVPN comes with clients for Android and iOS, Windows, Linux and Mac. Users of the service may also configure OpenVPN by downloading OpenVPN configuration files. ProtonVPN Windows client The ProtonVPN Windows client installs without issues. You need to supply your account credentials to start using it. It displays the current connection status, and the available locations you can connect to. Once you have established a connection with a click on a country, or one of the available servers, you see additional information in the interface. This includes the connected server, IP address, up and download speed, server load, a world map with information on the server location, and session information. As far as options are concerned: you can enable the VPN Kill Switch in the options, change the default protocol from UDP to TCP, and configure auto connect options. Another interesting feature of the ProtonVNP client for Windows is support for profiles. You can create profiles, and use these profiles to connect to specific servers quickly. This includes, connecting to the fastest available server of a country. Verdict ProtonVPN is one of the best, if not the best free VPN options right now, hands down. Since you are not limited in terms of bandwidth, you can use the free account all day and night long. That's good enough for all web browsing and low speed activities that you can run on your system. You should not expect to get enough bandwidth out of the free plan to stream in 4K or download very large files quickly, but that is to be expected of a free service. It remains to be seen how well the network will handle the onrush of new users who will certainly flock to the service now that it is out of beta and available to the public. ProtonVPN Plus and Visionary seem pricey, especially when compared to services that charge less for a lifetime subscription than ProtonVPN does for six months. Still, the extra privacy and security options are one of the best options that you have when it comes to maximum privacy on the Internet. Now You: Have you tried ProtonVPN? What's your take on the service? Source
  15. Encrypted email provider ProtonMail launches free VPN service to counter increasing online censorship World’s largest secure email service has launched ProtonVPN for free to protect consumers against mass surveillance, censorship, and other online security threats. June 20th, 2017 Geneva, Switzerland ProtonMail, the world’s largest encrypted email provider, is announcing today the immediate worldwide release of ProtonVPN, an innovative new VPN service built in response to increasing online surveillance and threats to net neutrality. This is the first new product developed by Swiss security firm Proton Technologies AG since the introduction of ProtonMail 3 years ago. Since ProtonMail was first launched in May 2014 by a group of scientists who met at CERN and MIT, the service has become the preferred email provider for millions of people around the world. Users include businesses, individuals, activists and journalists drawn to the service’s strong end-to-end encryption, ease-of-use, and open source software. The team that created ProtonMail was motivated to create ProtonVPN to combat increased threats to online freedom. In the past six months alone, these threats have included the repeal of Obama-era rules designed to protect consumer internet browsing history, calls by Prime Minister Theresa May for increased online surveillance, and the recent attempts by the US FCC to dismantle net neutrality. This is not to mention the over 1.5 billion people around the world who live with censored Internet. “In the past year, we have seen more and more challenges against Internet freedom,” says ProtonMail Co-Founder Dr. Andy Yen, “now more than ever, we need robust tools for defending privacy, security, and freedom online.” A VPN (Virtual Private Network) allows users to browse the web without being tracked, bypass online censorship blocks, and also increases security by passing all internet traffic through a strongly encrypted tunnel. In order to make this technology more accessible, the Company will also provide a free version of the service. “The best way to ensure that encryption and privacy rights are not encroached upon is to get the tools into the hands of the public as soon as possible and widely distributing them,” says Yen, “This is why, as with ProtonMail, we’re committed to making a free version of ProtonVPN available to the world.” While VPNs have existed for many years, ProtonVPN draws upon the Company’s extensive security experience and introduces several important security innovations. ProtonVPN features a Secure Core architecture which routes traffic through multiple encrypted tunnels in multiple countries to better defend against network based attacks, and also features seamless integration with the Tor anonymity network. ProtonVPN operates under Swiss jurisdiction and is protected by some of the world’s strongest privacy laws. ProtonVPN also stands out for its transparency as it is perhaps the only VPN service on the market today that is developed by a team that is publicly known, with strong security and privacy credentials. “Strong encryption and privacy are a social and economic necessity. Not only does this technology protect activists and dissidents, it is also key to securing the world’s digital infrastructure,” says Yen, “Encrypted communications is the future and with ProtonVPN, we’re committed to making online privacy a reality again for all Internet users.” About Proton Technologies AG Proton Technologies AG is a security company headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, near CERN where the founders met in 2013. We are researchers, scientists, and engineers brought together by a shared vision of protecting civil liberties, working to advance Internet security and privacy. Proton Technologies is a uniquely community-driven company. Initial funding came from an online crowdfunding campaign that raised $550,000 and set a record for a software technology project. Today, the innovative technologies that we are developing, such as ProtonMail and ProtonVPN, are used by millions of people around the world. For more information, please visit: Media Inquiries: [email protected] ProtonVPN Admin We are the scientists, engineers, and developers who build ProtonMail, the world's largest encrypted email service. We're now building ProtonVPN also to ensure that everybody can have access to free and secure internet. Source
  16. Proton VPN 1.0.1 + 1.0.2 Final Overview: ProtonVPN is designed from the ground up with a special emphasis on security and privacy, and features a number of innovations that we have made to harden VPN against compromises. ProtonVPN will eventually feature free and premium versions containing different features. For the beta period, you will be able to test the full-fledged premium version of ProtonVPN for free. Layers of Protection: Limitation / blocking access to the data / application Isolation and create a separate database / application Backup / important data Detecting and deleting viruses / malware. Proton Mail earlier announced beta VPN service for PLUS proton mail users. At this moment, Proton VPN offers 14 countries Australia Canada France Germany Hong Kong Iceland Japan Netherlands Singapore - New Spain Sweden Switzerland United Kingdom United States Standard Servers All of our servers are dedicated to ProtonVPN and feature high bandwidth connections Secure Core Servers Secure Core Servers add an additional layer of protection against VPN endpoint compromise. Learn More More Info: Official Product Homepage / Detailed Features: https://protonvpn.com/home Official Website: https://protonvpn.com/ Register/Signup: https://account.protonvpn.com/signup Login: https://account.protonvpn.com/login/ Pricing: https://protonvpn.com/pricing VPN Servers: https://protonvpn.com/vpn-servers Security: https://protonvpn.com/secure-vpn VPN Threat Model: https://protonvpn.com/blog/threat-model/ Transparency Report: https://protonvpn.com/blog/transparency-report/ About Us: https://protonvpn.com/about Blog: https://protonvpn.com/blog/ We are open for registration. You can follow ProtonVPN on social media to get the latest news and updates: Facebook: https://facebook.com/ProtonVPN Twitter: https://twitter.com/ProtonVPN Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/ProtonVPN/ We would love to hear your feedback on the beta and what we can do to improve ProtonVPN. In addition to the links above, you can also send your suggestions to [email protected] If you run into trouble with ProtonVPN, or have questions, you can search for answers or contact us via the ProtonVPN support site: https://protonvpn.com/support/ Screenshots: Downloads: Download: https://protonvpn.com/download/ Windows Client: https://protonvpn.com/download/ProtonVPN_win_v1.0.1.exe Windows Client: https://protonvpn.com/download/ProtonVPN_win_v1.0.2.exe Clients for macOS, Linux, Android, and iOS are still under development, but it is still possible to use ProtonVPN with these operating systems using third-party OpenVPN clients. Setup guides can be found here: MacOS: https://protonvpn.com/support/mac-vpn-setup/ Linux: https://protonvpn.com/support/linux-vpn-setup/ Android: https://protonvpn.com/support/android-vpn-setup/ iOS: https://protonvpn.com/support/ios-vpn-setup/ VPN Servers and Country Code for Linux, Mac, Android and iOS: https://protonvpn.com/support/vpn-servers/ More Info - Articles & Reviews: Three years ago we launched ProtonMail. Today, we’re launching ProtonVPN. Encrypted email provider ProtonMail launches free VPN service to counter increasing online censorship ProtonVPN Swiss-Based VPN Launches
  17. Proton VPN 1.0.0 Beta/RC Overview: ProtonVPN is designed from the ground up with a special emphasis on security and privacy, and features a number of innovations that we have made to harden VPN against compromises. ProtonVPN will eventually feature free and premium versions containing different features. For the beta period, you will be able to test the full-fledged premium version of ProtonVPN for free. Layers of Protection: Limitation / blocking access to the data / application Isolation and create a separate database / application Backup / important data Detecting and deleting viruses / malware. Proton Mail announced beta VPN service for PLUS proton mail users. At this moment, Proton VPN offers 13 countries with 4/IP Australia Canada France Germany Hong Kong Iceland Japan Netherlands Spain Sweden Switzerland United Kingdom United States More Info: Official Product Homepage / Detailed Features: https://protonvpn.com/home Official Website: https://protonvpn.com/ Register/Signup: https://account.protonvpn.com/signup About Us: https://protonvpn.com/about Blog: https://protonvpn.com/blog/ ProtonVPN is still a work in progress, and we will be releasing more details over the next couple months about what makes ProtonVPN different. You can follow ProtonVPN on social media to get the latest news and updates: Facebook: https://facebook.com/ProtonVPN Twitter: https://twitter.com/ProtonVPN We would love to hear your feedback on the beta and what we can do to improve ProtonVPN. In addition to the links above, you can also send your suggestions to [email protected] If you run into trouble with ProtonVPN, or have questions, you can search for answers or contact us via the ProtonVPN support site: https://protonvpn.com/support/ Screenshots: Downloads: Stability Advisory: This is a "beta/RC" software release which contains known bugs. The stable release date is 20 June 2017. Download: https://protonvpn.com/download/ Windows Client: https://protonvpn.com/download/ProtonVPN_win_v1.0.0.exe Clients for macOS, Linux, Android, and iOS are still under development, but it is still possible to use ProtonVPN with these operating systems using third-party OpenVPN clients. Setup guides can be found here: MacOS: https://protonvpn.com/support/mac-vpn-setup/ Linux: https://protonvpn.com/support/linux-vpn-setup/ Android: https://protonvpn.com/support/android-vpn-setup/ iOS: https://protonvpn.com/support/ios-vpn-setup/ VPN Servers and Country Code for Linux, Mac, Android and iOS: https://protonvpn.com/support/vpn-servers/
  18. Proton VPN 0.9.7 Beta Overview: ProtonVPN is designed from the ground up with a special emphasis on security and privacy, and features a number of innovations that we have made to harden VPN against compromises. ProtonVPN will eventually feature free and premium versions containing different features. For the beta period, you will be able to test the full-fledged premium version of ProtonVPN for free. Layers of Protection: Limitation / blocking access to the data / application Isolation and create a separate database / application Backup / important data Detecting and deleting viruses / malware. Proton Mail announced beta VPN service for PLUS proton mail users. At this moment, Proton VPN offers 13 countries with 4/IP Australia Canada France Germany Hong Kong Iceland Japan Netherlands Spain Sweden Switzerland United Kingdom United States More Info: Official Product Homepage / Detailed Features: https://protonvpn.com/home Official Website: https://protonvpn.com/ About Us: https://protonvpn.com/about Blog: https://protonvpn.com/blog/ ProtonVPN is still a work in progress, and we will be releasing more details over the next couple months about what makes ProtonVPN different. You can follow ProtonVPN on social media to get the latest news and updates: Facebook: https://facebook.com/ProtonVPN Twitter: https://twitter.com/ProtonVPN We would love to hear your feedback on the beta and what we can do to improve ProtonVPN. In addition to the links above, you can also send your suggestions to [email protected] If you run into trouble with ProtonVPN, or have questions, you can search for answers or contact us via the ProtonVPN support site: https://protonvpn.com/support/ Screenshots: Downloads: Stability Advisory: This is a "beta" software release which contains known bugs. Download: https://protonvpn.com/download/ Windows Client: https://protonvpn.com/download/ProtonVPN_win_v0.9.7.exe Clients for macOS, Linux, Android, and iOS are still under development, but it is still possible to use ProtonVPN with these operating systems using third-party OpenVPN clients. Setup guides can be found here: MacOS: https://protonvpn.com/support/mac-vpn-setup/ Linux: https://protonvpn.com/support/linux-vpn-setup/ Android: https://protonvpn.com/support/android-vpn-setup/ iOS: https://protonvpn.com/support/ios-vpn-setup/ VPN Servers and Country Code for Linux, Mac, Android and iOS: https://protonvpn.com/support/vpn-servers/
  19. Proton VPN 0.9.6 Beta Overview: ProtonVPN is designed from the ground up with a special emphasis on security and privacy, and features a number of innovations that we have made to harden VPN against compromises. ProtonVPN will eventually feature free and premium versions containing different features. For the beta period, you will be able to test the full-fledged premium version of ProtonVPN for free. Layers of Protection: Limitation / blocking access to the data / application Isolation and create a separate database / application Backup / important data Detecting and deleting viruses / malware. Proton Mail announced beta VPN service for PLUS proton mail users. At this moment, Proton VPN offers 13 countries with 4/IP Australia Canada France Germany Hong Kong Iceland Japan Netherlands Spain Sweden Switzerland United Kingdom United States More Info: Official Product Homepage / Detailed Features: https://protonvpn.com/home Official Website: https://protonvpn.com/ About Us: https://protonvpn.com/about Blog: https://protonvpn.com/blog/ ProtonVPN is still a work in progress, and we will be releasing more details over the next couple months about what makes ProtonVPN different. You can follow ProtonVPN on social media to get the latest news and updates: Facebook: https://facebook.com/ProtonVPN Twitter: https://twitter.com/ProtonVPN We would love to hear your feedback on the beta and what we can do to improve ProtonVPN. In addition to the links above, you can also send your suggestions to [email protected] If you run into trouble with ProtonVPN, or have questions, you can search for answers or contact us via the ProtonVPN support site: https://protonvpn.com/support/ Screenshots: Downloads: Stability Advisory: This is a "beta" software release which contains known bugs. Download: https://protonvpn.com/download/ Windows Client: https://protonvpn.com/download/ProtonVPN_win_v0.9.6.exe Clients for macOS, Linux, Android, and iOS are still under development, but it is still possible to use ProtonVPN with these operating systems using third-party OpenVPN clients. Setup guides can be found here: MacOS: https://protonvpn.com/support/mac-vpn-setup/ Linux: https://protonvpn.com/support/linux-vpn-setup/ Android: https://protonvpn.com/support/android-vpn-setup/ iOS: https://protonvpn.com/support/ios-vpn-setup/ VPN Servers and Country Code for Linux, Mac, Android and iOS: https://protonvpn.com/support/vpn-servers/
  20. Proton VPN 0.9.5 Beta Overview: ProtonVPN is designed from the ground up with a special emphasis on security and privacy, and features a number of innovations that we have made to harden VPN against compromises. ProtonVPN will eventually feature free and premium versions containing different features. For the beta period, you will be able to test the full-fledged premium version of ProtonVPN for free. Layers of Protection: Limitation / blocking access to the data / application Isolation and create a separate database / application Backup / important data Detecting and deleting viruses / malware. Proton Mail announced beta VPN service for PLUS proton mail users. At this moment, Proton VPN offers 13 countries with 4/IP Australia Canada France Germany Hong Kong Iceland Japan Netherlands Spain Sweden Switzerland United Kingdom United States More Info: Official Product Homepage / Detailed Features: https://protonvpn.com/home Official Website: https://protonvpn.com/ About Us: https://protonvpn.com/about Blog: https://protonvpn.com/blog/ ProtonVPN is still a work in progress, and we will be releasing more details over the next couple months about what makes ProtonVPN different. You can follow ProtonVPN on social media to get the latest news and updates: Facebook: https://facebook.com/ProtonVPN Twitter: https://twitter.com/ProtonVPN We would love to hear your feedback on the beta and what we can do to improve ProtonVPN. In addition to the links above, you can also send your suggestions to [email protected] If you run into trouble with ProtonVPN, or have questions, you can search for answers or contact us via the ProtonVPN support site: https://protonvpn.com/support/ Screenshots: Downloads: Stability Advisory: This is a "beta" software release which contains known bugs. Download: https://protonvpn.com/download/ Windows Client: https://protonvpn.com/download/ProtonVPN_win_v0.9.5.exe Clients for macOS, Linux, Android, and iOS are still under development, but it is still possible to use ProtonVPN with these operating systems using third-party OpenVPN clients. Setup guides can be found here: MacOS: https://protonvpn.com/support/mac-vpn-setup/ Linux: https://protonvpn.com/support/linux-vpn-setup/ Android: https://protonvpn.com/support/android-vpn-setup/ iOS: https://protonvpn.com/support/ios-vpn-setup/ VPN Servers and Country Code for Linux, Mac, Android and iOS: https://protonvpn.com/support/vpn-servers/
  21. Proton VPN 0.9.4 Beta Overview: ProtonVPN is designed from the ground up with a special emphasis on security and privacy, and features a number of innovations that we have made to harden VPN against compromises. ProtonVPN will eventually feature free and premium versions containing different features. For the beta period, you will be able to test the full-fledged premium version of ProtonVPN for free. Layers of Protection: Limitation / blocking access to the data / application Isolation and create a separate database / application Backup / important data Detecting and deleting viruses / malware. Proton Mail announced beta VPN service for PLUS proton mail users. At this moment, Proton VPN offers 13 countries with 4/IP Australia Canada France Germany Hong Kong Iceland Japan Netherlands Spain Sweden Switzerland United Kingdom United States More Info: Official Product Homepage / Detailed Features: https://protonvpn.com/home Official Website: https://protonvpn.com/ About Us: https://protonvpn.com/about Blog: https://protonvpn.com/blog/ ProtonVPN is still a work in progress, and we will be releasing more details over the next couple months about what makes ProtonVPN different. You can follow ProtonVPN on social media to get the latest news and updates: Facebook: https://facebook.com/ProtonVPN Twitter: https://twitter.com/ProtonVPN We would love to hear your feedback on the beta and what we can do to improve ProtonVPN. In addition to the links above, you can also send your suggestions to [email protected] If you run into trouble with ProtonVPN, or have questions, you can search for answers or contact us via the ProtonVPN support site: https://protonvpn.com/support/ Screenshots: Downloads: Stability Advisory: This is a "beta" software release which contains known bugs. The ProtonVPN client for Windows can be downloaded here: Windows: https://protonvpn.com/download/ Clients for macOS, Linux, Android, and iOS are still under development, but it is still possible to use ProtonVPN with these operating systems using third-party OpenVPN clients. Setup guides can be found here: MacOS: https://protonvpn.com/support/mac-vpn-setup/ Linux: https://protonvpn.com/support/linux-vpn-setup/ Download(Win): https://protonvpn.com/download/ProtonVPN_win_v0.9.4.exe
  22. Known oppressive regimes including Egypt, and er... the UK? Oh, the IP Act is law... ProtonMail, the privacy-focused email business, has launched a Tor hidden service to combat the censorship and surveillance of its users. The move is designed to counter actions "by totalitarian governments around the world to cut off access to privacy tools" and the Swiss company specifically cited "recent events such as the Egyptian government's move to block encrypted chat app Signal, and the passage of the Investigatory Powers Act in the UK that mandates tracking all web browsing activity". Speaking to The Register, ProtonMail's CEO and co-founder Andy Yen said: "We do expect to see more censorship this year of ProtonMail and services like us." First launched in 2014 by scientists who met at CERN and had become concerned by the mass-surveillance suggested by the Edward Snowden revelations, ProtonMail is engineered to protect its users' communications by using client-side encryption through users' browsers, meaning ProtonMail's servers never have access to any plaintext content. Combined with Switzerland's strong privacy laws, the freemium service has increasingly been seen as a popular destination for spooked citizens. It has faced enormous DDoS attacks by assumed nation-state adversaries, and following the election of Donald Trump, sign-ups at the service doubled. Users can navigate to the Tor network through: https://protonirockerxow.onion Today, ProtonMail is announcing the introduction of a Tor hidden service, or onion site, which will allow users to directly connect to their encrypted email accounts through the Tor network at the URL https://protonirockerxow.onion, which ProtonMail said it expended "considerable CPU time" to generate for the sake of finding a hash that was more human readable and less prone to phishing. Additionally, the onion site also has a valid SSL certificate issued to Proton Technologies AG by DigiCert. This is a reasonably novel innovation as the classical Certificate Authority system isn't compatible with Tor, where onion addresses are self-generated rather than purchased from a registrar. Yen told The Register: "The problem is, if you act as your own CA, you run the issue of not trusting that certificate authority by default." As such, ProtonMail reached out to the Tor Project, which suggested it get in touch with DigiCert, who had previously provided the CA service for Facebook. "Given ProtonMail's recent growth, we realize that the censorship of ProtonMail in certain countries is inevitable and we are proactively working to prevent this." said Yen. "Tor provides a way to circumvent certain Internet blocks so improving our compatibility with Tor is a natural first step." In the coming months, the Tor Project stated it would be "making additional security and privacy enhancements to ProtonMail, including finishing some of the leftover items from our 2016 Security Roadmap". Article source
  23. Encrypted Email Sign-Ups Instantly Double In Wake of Trump Victory ProtonMail suggests fear of the Donald prompting lockdown "ProtonMail follows the Swiss policy of neutrality. We do not take any position for or against Trump," the Swiss company's CEO stated on Monday, before revealing that new user sign-ups immediately doubled following Trump's election victory. ProtonMail has published figures showing that as soon as the election results rolled in, the public began to seek out privacy-focused services such as its own. CEO Andy Yen said that, in communicating with these new users, the company found people apprehensive about the decisions that President Trump might take and what they would mean considering the surveillance activities of the National Security Agency. "Given Trump's campaign rhetoric against journalists, political enemies, immigrants, and Muslims, there is concern that Trump could use the new tools at his disposal to target certain groups," Yen said. "As the NSA currently operates completely out of the public eye with very little legal oversight, all of this could be done in secret." ProtonMail was launched back in May 2014 by scientists who had met at CERN and MIT. In response to the Snowden revelations regarding collusion between the NSA and other email providers such as Google, they created a government-resistant, end-to-end encrypted email service. The service was so popular that it was "forced to institute a waiting list for new accounts after signups exceeded 10,000 per day" within the first three days of opening, the CEO previously told The Register when ProtonMail reopened free registration to all earlier this year. ProtonMail new user signups doubled immediately after Trump's election victory Yen said his service was now "seeing an influx of liberal users" despite its popularity on both sides of the political spectrum. "ProtonMail has also long been popular with the political right, who were truly worried about big government spying, and the Obama administration having access to their communications. Now the tables have turned," Yen noted. "One of the problems with having a technological infrastructure that can be abused for mass surveillance purposes is that governments can and do change, quite regularly in fact. "The only way to protect our freedom is to build technologies, such as end-to-end encryption, which cannot be abused for mass surveillance," Yen added. "Governments can change, but the laws of mathematics upon which encryption is based are much harder to change." Source
  24. In the past two months, many of you have reached out to us to ask about the mysterious tweets we sent to Google in August. At ProtonMail, transparency is a core value, and we try to be as transparent with our community as possible. As many people have continued to point out to us, we need to be more transparent here to avoid continued confusion and speculation. Thus, we are telling the full story today to clarify what happened. What Happened? The short summary is that for nearly a year, Google was hiding ProtonMail from search results for queries such as ‘secure email’ and ‘encrypted email’. This was highly suspicious because ProtonMail has long been the world’s largest encrypted email provider. When ProtonMail launched in Beta back in May 2014, our community rapidly grew as people from around the world came together and supported us in our mission to protect privacy in the digital age. Our record breaking crowdfunding campaign raised over half a million dollars from contributors and provided us with the resources to make ProtonMail competitive against even the biggest players in the email space. By the summer of 2015, ProtonMail passed half a million users and was the world’s most well known secure email service. ProtonMail was also ranking well in Google search at this time, on the first or second page of most queries including “encrypted email” and “secure email”. However, by the end of October 2015, the situation had changed dramatically, and ProtonMail was mysteriously no longer showing up for searches of our two main keywords. Between the beginning of the summer and the fall of 2015, ProtonMail did undergo a lot of changes. We released ProtonMail 2.0, we went fully open source, we launched mobile apps in beta, and we updated our website, changing our TLD from .ch to the more widely known .com. We also doubled in size, growing to nearly 1 million users by the fall. All of these changes should have helped ProtonMail’s search rankings as we became more and more relevant to more people. In November 2015, we became aware of the problem and consulted a number of well known SEO experts. None of them could explain the issue, especially since ProtonMail has never used any blackhat SEO tactics, nor did we observe any used against us. Mysteriously, the issue was entirely limited to Google, as this anomaly was not seen on any other search engine. Below are the search rankings for ProtonMail for ‘secure email’ and ‘encrypted email’ taken at the beginning of August 2016 across all major search engines. We rank on either page 1 or 2 everywhere except Google where we are not ranked at all. All throughout Spring 2016, we worked in earnest to get in touch with Google. We created two tickets on their web spam report form explaining the situation. We even contacted Google’s President EMEA Strategic Relationships, but received no response nor improvement. Around this time, we also heard about the anti-trust action brought forward by the European Commission against Google, accusing Google of abusing its search monopoly to lower the search rankings of Google competitors. This was worrying news, because as an email service that puts user privacy first, we are the leading alternative to Gmail for those looking for better data privacy. In August, with no other options, we turned to Twitter to press our case. This time though, we finally got a response, thanks in large part to the hundreds of ProtonMail users who drew attention to the issue and made it impossible to ignore. After a few days, Google informed us that they had “fixed something” without providing further details. The results could be immediately seen. ProtonMail Google Search Ranking for “Encrypted Email” In the above plots, the x-axis is time and the y-axis is search ranking (lower number is better). The dates where there are no data points are times when we are not ranked at all by Google. After Google made some changes, ProtonMail’s rankings immediately recovered and are now ranked #1 and #3 for ‘secure email’ and ‘encrypted email’ respectively. Without any additional explanation from Google, we may never know why ProtonMail become unranked. In any case, we do appreciate Google finally taking action to resolve the issue, we just wished it happened sooner. The Danger of Search Risk This incident however highlights a previously unrecognized danger that we are now calling Search Risk. The danger is that any service such as ProtonMail can easily be suppressed by either search companies, or the governments that control those search companies. This can happen even across national borders. For example, even though Google is an American company, it controls over 90% of European search traffic. In this case, Google directly caused ProtonMail’s growth rate worldwide to be reduced by over 25% for over 10 months. This meant that ProtonMail’s income from users was also cut by 25%, putting financial pressure on our operations. We went from being able to cover all our monthly expenses to having to draw from our emergency reserve fund. The lost income and financial damage incurred as a result was several hundred thousand Swiss Francs (1 CHF = 1.01 USD), which will never be reimbursed. The only reason we survived to tell this story is because the majority of ProtonMail’s growth comes from word of mouth, and our community is too loud to be ignored. Many other companies won’t be so fortunate. This episode illustrates that Search Risk is serious, which is why we now agree with the European Commission that given Google’s dominant position in search, more transparency and oversight is critical. Defending Against Search Risk This incident illustrates that for ProtonMail to be successful, it is important that we can continue to grow independently of search engines so that it is impossible for any search company to intentionally or unintentionally cripple us. This is easier said than done, but there are easy actions that we can all do to safeguard the future of ProtonMail: Tell your friends and family about ProtonMail. The other benefit of this is that you will also get automatic end-to-end encryption when you email them. Writing articles or blog posts about ProtonMail and help spread the word about online privacy. Upgrading to a paid account or donating so we can rebuild our depleted emergency reserve fund faster. Helping ProtonMail reach more people through social media. You can Tweet or share ProtonMail on Facebook with the share buttons below. The more we get the word out about the importance of online privacy, the more we make it impossible to suppress, ban, or otherwise pressure encrypted email services such as ProtonMail. We believe online privacy is critical for an open, democratic, and free future, and regardless of the obstacles ahead of us, we will continue building the tools necessary to protect this future. Article source Other source: Why did ProtonMail vanish from Google search results for months?
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