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Everyone deserves privacy by default. That’s Proton’s slogan. Famously known for their encrypted and private email service, proton mail, the company had expanded to other secure and privacy focused services like VPN, calendar and cloud storage. This week, they announced the global launch of their password manager, Proton Pass. This is available as a browser extension on most major browser such as Chrome, Firefox, Edge and Brave. And also available as mobile apps on iPhones, iPads and Android devices. Apart from the password generation functionality, Proton Pass also allows for the creation of hide-my-email alias. This is where a randomly generated email address is created which keeps your actual email private from the online service you’re signing up for. Also unlike some password managers which only encrypt the password field, Proton Pass encrypts all fields stored in the password manager. The software code and security architecture are currently being reviewed by independent auditors.

This segment was created for the It’s 5:05 podcast

June 30, 2023