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365 Days Until GDPR: Secure Services Underline How Encryption Helps Businesses Reach Compliance
With just one year to go before the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into force, privacy-focused online services have come together to highlight the crucial role of encryption in achieving GDPR compliance. As a key technology to protect employee and customer data, encryption helps organizations reduce GDPR compliance costs and avoid heavy fines.
How to Prevent Phishing Attacks: Never Share Your Password.
Phishing is one of the most common attacks on the Internet, but it is also very easy not to fall for phishing. Here are some easy steps how to prevent a phishing attack from being successful. Most importantly: Never share your password.
WannaCry Ransomware - Why NSA and Microsoft Are to Blame.
The WannaCry ransomware attack that affected more than 200.000 computers was also the fault of the NSA and Microsoft. While Microsoft is now offering a patch, the lesson we have to learn from this attack is that we need a different approach so secure the Internet: The open source approach.
Encryption solves a lot of challenges for Small and Medium-Sized Companies
The encrypted mail service Tutanota helps over two million users to share their mails securely - also with attachments. However, when the attachments get too large people and businesses need encrypted cloud storage as well. We've spoken to Istvan Lam, CEO of Tresorit, about our shared goal to make end-to-end encryption a tool to be used by the masses.
Email Bomb Hit Tutanota's Contact Mail Address with 500.000 Newsletters
Two weeks ago a massive email bomb has been executed against Tutanota's main contact mailbox firstname.lastname@example.org, which sent 500.000 newletters to this mailbox rendering it useless. The attacker has automatically signed up Tutanota's main mail address to thousands of online newsletters so that confirmation request mails hit the hello-mailbox continuously. Until we implemented a protection method around half a million unwanted mails were received.
Hard Drive Issue Is Now Fixed.
On Friday we had to replace one broken hard drive. During this process mails that had already been deleted had been accidentally restored. This affected around 10.000 Tutanota users (around 0.5%), who were not able to access all mailbox folders (ie. inbox or drafts). We fixed this problem Saturday evening.
The Wolf That Guards the Door Or Why Privacy Matters
On April 3, 2017, President Trump signed a bill which was designed to cut out all of the FCCs protective laws for consumer internet use in the US. This action effectively opened the floodgates for advertisers and increased the reach of government procurement on data generated by private citizens.
American ISPs Can Sell Users' Internet History. Let's Buy Politicians Browsing History!
Only recently the American Senate passed S.J.Res 34, an anti-privacy law that allows American ISPs to sell their customers' internet history to the highest bidder. Now activism online against the bill is spreading like fire, one activist even started a fundraising campaign to buy politicians' browsing history. We think this idea is simply amazing and judging from a German example it might actually work.
Notice of Website Downtime, Your Encrypted Mailbox Will Still Be Online
Our website will be down for server maintenance for about eight hours starting at 10:30 PM (CEST) April 4th. Your encrypted mailbox will still be accessible via app.tutanota.com or via our free and open source Android and iOS apps.
Release Notes 3.0 Private Beta: Testing of Our Completely New Tutanota Client Has Started
We are excited to release Tutanota Three in private beta. This is our biggest update to Tutanota since we have started building our secure mail client with automatic encryption five years ago. We have re-build Tutanota from scratch to give it a fresh design, to improve performance and to make it fit for the future. Lots of Tutanota users have already signed up for the private beta and will now start testing our brand new client. The public beta will follow in the coming months, so stay tuned!