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Statement from Proton VPN regarding CVE-2019-14899

December 13th, 2019 in Security

On Dec. 4, security researchers at the IT security site SecLists announced a security flaw known as CVE-2019-14899 that affects all VPNs that use the OpenVPN protocol and most VPNs that use the IKEv2/IPSec protocol In narrow circumstances. This vulnerability cannot be used for mass surveillance. It allows attackers to actively probe (or “guess”) what […]

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Beware of fake apps pretending to be Proton VPN

September 19th, 2019 in Security

Recently, we have noticed an uptick in the number of fake Proton VPN apps. Hackers create fake versions of popular applications, like Evernote, Signal, and Proton VPN, to smuggle malware onto unsuspecting users’ devices. Once they are downloaded, the malware contained in these fake apps can unleash ads all over your device, take control of […]

Which personal data are the most sensitive? Data Dilemmas:

October 12th, 2018 in Security

National Cyber Security Awareness Month was originally created as a collaborative effort between the US government and the tech industry to ensure that every American has the resources they need to stay safe and secure online. As a no-logs VPN service, we obviously take security and privacy seriously. But none of our projects will make […]

Is public WiFi safe to use?

October 4th, 2018 in Security

We have all done it: connected to a free public WiFi network we did not know to check emails, read the news, or scroll Instagram. What we often do not think about is that the same convenience that makes public WiFi so easy to use is also what makes it so attractive to hackers. Since […]

Why it is hard (if not impossible) to run a privacy-focused company in the US

September 12th, 2018 in Security

When people think of tech companies, they typically think of Silicon Valley. This is where some of the biggest tech companies got their start and its where most of them have their headquarters. This is no accident. The available talent in the US, the easy access to capital and investors, and a general entrepreneurial spirit […]

What countries are in the 5 Eyes, 9 Eyes, and 14 Eyes agreements?

August 30th, 2018 in Security

The Snowden revelations revealed that the NSA is carrying out electronic surveillance on a global scale and unveiled the shadowy networks of intelligence agencies that act as accomplices. When people think of mass surveillance, they rightly think of the NSA, but nearly every country in the world has its own signals intelligence (SIGINT) agency. From […]

What is the VORACLE attack, and why Proton VPN is not vulnerable

August 27th, 2018 in Security

A new security vulnerability in the OpenVPN protocol was recently revealed that would allow for sophisticated attacker to access a VPN user’s online activity. At the most recent Black Hat and DEF CON security conferences, tech security researcher Ahamed Nafeez presented VORACLE, an attack that can eventually allow the attacker to decrypt data protected by […]

Assistance and Access Bill 2018: Public comment begins on Australia’s law

August 17th, 2018 in Security

On Monday, the Australian government introduced the Assistance and Access Bill 2018. This bill would give law enforcement authorities new tools to pressure telecommunication and tech companies into complying with government requests to grant access to an individual’s online profile or message history. The Australian government, and Minister for Law Enforcement and Cybersecurity Angus Taylor […]

How to keep your IP address private and secure

July 27th, 2018 in Security

Even if you don’t know what an IP address is, you have probably heard the term. That’s because IP addresses are an important aspect of the architecture of the Internet. Without an IP address, other computers wouldn’t be able to communicate with yours, and vice versa. But this short string of numbers can also be […]

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