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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Join Proton VPN iOS Beta Program and be the first to try our iOS VPN app

October 10th, 2018 in Service Updates

For the first time ever, you can protect your personal data with Proton VPN on your iOS device with our official application. Users with Plus and Visionary accounts can begin testing our beta app and enjoying all our advanced security features — including our Secure Core servers, Kill Switch feature, and Secure Streaming. We would […]

Is public WiFi safe to use?

October 4th, 2018 in Privacy basics

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 […]

It was a long trip, but it was worth it – we just installed VPN servers in New Zealand!

October 3rd, 2018 in Service Updates

With VPN servers in New Zealand added to the map, Proton VPN can now provide IP addresses in 27 countries. No matter how far you travel, you will never be too far from one of our servers and safe, private Internet access. The four new VPN servers in Auckland are reserved for users with one […]

What to do if you are the victim of a data breach

September 28th, 2018 in How-to

The latest major corporation in the news for a data breach is British Airlines. The hacker group known as Magecart was able to plant a payment skimmer on the British Airways homepage and steal roughly 380,000 credit card numbers. Corporations control staggering amounts of personal data and when they are breached, their customers are forced […]

With new servers in Brazil, Proton VPN now offers IP addresses on six continents!

September 25th, 2018 in Service Updates

Ever since our co-founder, Dr. Andy Yen, gave his talk on encryption at TEDGlobal 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil has been an important market for us and a priority for Proton VPN. Brazil is the newest country to join the Proton VPN network, and it is our first entry into South America. We now […]

Proton VPN is growing!

September 21st, 2018 in Service Updates

As more and more people have begun protecting their online privacy, we have had to add 24 new servers in France, Canada, Singapore and the US. This increase coincides with the addition of new exit nodes to our Secure Core network. These new servers and nodes mean our users should see reduced latency. They also […]

With Ireland VPN servers, Proton VPN now offers 25 countries

September 19th, 2018 in Service Updates

The Proton VPN map continues to grow — this week we added VPN servers Ireland to the list of countries where we offer an IP address. Ireland was the sixth most popular country in our community poll, further proof that everyone loves the Irish. We now have servers available in 25 countries, including Ireland. We […]

State censorship is on the rise. Here are six countries where online freedom is under siege

September 18th, 2018 in Privacy deep dives

Countries across the globe are rolling back freedom of speech and freedom of the press, including on the Internet. While the Internet was once a symbol of the freedom of the press, a place where free speech and information were impossible to restrict, it is now also a tool of the oppressor. Government agencies can […]

How to block online trackers

September 17th, 2018 in How-to

Anytime you visit a website, thousands of organizations are trying to observe your browsing history (unless it doesn’t allow trackers). The profiles these organizations create using that information can be surprisingly thorough. Many people do not even know they are being tracked, and those who do seem to accept that constant surveillance is the price […]

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