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What is HMAC SHA-384? VPN authentication explained

April 24th, 2019 in Articles & News

We explain what “HMAC SHA-384” means and how it contributes to a safe VPN. Unless users understand what these technical terms mean, they cannot make an informed decision. Virtual private networks like to use a lot of acronyms and technical jargon to describe their security. We are guilty of it as well. On our security […]

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The privacy risks of smart speakers like Amazon Echo, Apple HomePod, and Google Home

January 10th, 2019 in Privacy & Security
Science fiction has officially arrived. Smart speakers and their digital assistants are here, constantly listening to yo...
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We installed our first new servers of 2019 in Israel!

January 8th, 2019 in Service Updates
Israel is the 31st country to join the ProtonVPN network. These servers should help improve latency for ProtonVPN users ...
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Supporting WireGuard development

December 19th, 2018 in Articles & News
ProtonVPN was launched in 2017 with a mission to help the Internet live up to its promise of freedom of information. To ...
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Are free VPNs safe to use?

December 17th, 2018 in Privacy & Security
When it comes to protecting your privacy, free services have a poor track record, as most are subsidized by selling your...

Privacy and the Internet — a reading list

December 7th, 2018 in Privacy & Security
The challenge of achieving a free and private Internet is not merely a question of infrastructure and tools, but of publ...

Portugal is the 30th country to join the ProtonVPN network!

November 29th, 2018 in Service Updates
To keep up with the number of new users we had to double the size of our network over the past five months. In that time...

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