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Introducing the updated Proton. Learn more

           

Douglas Crawford


 

How to bypass internet censorship

March 10th, 2022 in How-to

A VPN is a powerful tool used by millions to bypass most forms of government censorship It is an unfortunate fact that more and more governments around the world are attempting to censor the truth and prevent their citizens from using social media to communicate and organize. A virtual private network (VPN) is a powerful […]

What is an IP address?

January 14th, 2022 in How-to

Everything you need to know about IP addresses An Internet Protocol (IP) address is a numerical label that uniquely identifies every device that connects to the internet. It is used to: Identify a device or network connected to the internet Route packets (containing data) so they can find a device or network that is connected […]

What is AES encryption?

December 17th, 2021 in How-to

AES is a fast, efficient, and secure encryption standard. Certified by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), AES is used by the United States government to secure classified data. This has led many companies to market AES (especially AES with a 256-bit key) as “military-grade encryption”, although such terminology is as inaccurate as […]

What is bloatware and is it a security risk?

December 9th, 2021 in How-to

Bloatware is unwanted software pre-installed on new PCs, laptops, and mobile devices by the device manufacturer, OS developer, or network carrier. It is not usually malicious, but it uses up system resources and can therefore slow down your device.  Most software people think of as bloatware is third-party trial software that is either time-limited or […]

OpenVPN vs. WireGuard

November 25th, 2021 in How-to

OpenVPN and WireGuard® are VPN protocols used to secure the connection between your device and a VPN server. Learn more about how VPNs work WireGuard represents cutting-edge VPN technology and is cryptographically secure, highly efficient, and fast. OpenVPN is beginning to show its age in terms of speed, performance, and efficiency, but remains widely regarded […]

What is PPTP?

November 5th, 2021 in How-to

The Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP) is a VPN protocol used to secure the connection between your device and a VPN server. One of the oldest VPN protocols, PPTP is plagued by multiple security issues and is now considered obsolete. Despite this, its broad compatibility with a huge range of legacy software and hardware, its ease […]

Black Friday 2021: Get up to 50% off Proton VPN Plus with our special year-end offer

November 1st, 2021 in How-to

For a limited time only, new users, users on our Free plan, Proton VPN Basic plan or Proton VPN Plus 1-month plan can get Proton VPN Plus for up to 50% off with our special year-end offer. Our unique year-end offer covers the festive season, including Black Friday. Proton VPN is created by the same […]

WireGuard speed, Proton privacy

October 13th, 2021 in How-to

In 2017, we launched Proton VPN to defeat censorship and protect activists, journalists, and ordinary people on the internet. Since then, we’ve continued to build new features like NetShield Adblocker and, more recently, our unique VPN Accelerator for our community.  Proton VPN is built by the same team that created Proton Mail. Founded by scientists […]

Proton VPN expands to 61 countries!

October 7th, 2021 in How-to

We are happy to announce the addition of the Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia, Egypt, and Nigeria to the Proton VPN network, with Georgia following in the coming weeks. This brings our coverage to 61 countries, making Proton VPN one of the largest VPN networks in the world. Anyone with a Plus or Visionary plan can now […]

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