What is a keylogger?

November 24th, 2023 in Privacy basics

A contraction of “keystroke logger”, a keylogger is either a piece of software or a hardware device that records input from your device’s keyboard. Although not strictly part of the definition, keylogger software can also often record video and/or audio input from your device’s camera and/or microphone and capture data from your clipboard.  In this […]

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Black Friday scams

November 8th, 2018 in How-to

The holidays can be a busy time for shoppers and hackers alike. Black Friday and its newer cousin, Cyber Monday, are major economic events. Just last year, Americans spent roughly $5 billion in the 24 hours that make up Black Friday. Cyber Monday was even bigger: Americans spent over $6 billion in online purchases. Naturally, […]

How to keep your data secure on vacation

November 5th, 2018 in How-to

While you may be looking for rest and relaxation, hackers can turn any vacation into a nightmare if you are not careful. Just because you have left work behind does not mean that you can relax on your cybersecurity best practices. Traveling also opens you up to new vulnerabilities. By taking the following simple precautions, […]

Data dilemmas — the results and our advice

November 2nd, 2018 in Privacy deep dives

Cyber Security Awareness Month is over, and the results are in from our #datadilemma experiment. Over the past four weeks we asked you a series of hypothetical questions about which types of data you want to keep private. Our goal was twofold: First, we were curious about what information people find most sensitive. And second, […]

Our newest VPN servers are coming to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg!

October 31st, 2018 in Service Updates

The demand for safe, private Internet browsing has been increasing all over the world but especially in Europe. This has been driving our expansion. We will not stop until everyone has access to our secure and fast VPN service. We have now introduced new VPN servers in Luxembourg. The four new VPN servers will be […]

Proton VPN Transparency Report & Warrant Canary

October 31st, 2018 in Proton Stories

This page is updated whenever there is a notable new legal request. This post was last updated on August 29, 2023. To be counted here as a legal request for information, the request must come through official channels foreign or domestic (either a court order, directly from a government entity, or from legal/security departments of […]

Belgium is famous for chocolate, beer, diamonds — and now VPN servers!

October 26th, 2018 in Service Updates

Including Belgium, Proton VPN can now provide IP addresses in 28 countries. This expansion of our network is a crucial part of our mission to deliver the most secure and fastest VPN service to as many people as possible. The four new VPN servers will be housed in Brussels and are reserved for users with […]


We’re partnering with Mozilla to bring online privacy to more people

October 22nd, 2018 in Proton News

Back in 2014, we built Proton Mail to make online privacy a reality again for millions of people around the world. When it comes to fighting for online security and privacy, we have a long track record. Whether it is challenging governments, educating the public, or training journalists, we’re committed to developing and distributing the […]

Secure Core’s architecture coverage is growing!

October 15th, 2018 in Service Updates

Our Secure Core architecture is now available in 12 new countries, expanding its coverage to 23 countries in total. Our Secure Core architecture routes user traffic from your device through one of our hardened Secure Core servers and then to an exit server located in your desired country. We have taken extra precautions to ensure […]

Which personal data are the most sensitive? Data Dilemmas:

October 12th, 2018 in Privacy basics

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 […]

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