March 24, 2021
An Introduction to Cryptography History
The history of cryptography can be traced down nearly 4,000 years ago with hieroglyphs in ancient Egypt. Although these inscriptions were not completely secret, they incorporated one of the essential elements of cryptography: a deliberate transformation of the writing. (Kahn, 1967) As the need for secrecy and privacy grew, cryptography became a political technology, where […]
March 9, 2021
Quick Guide to Phishing
It all starts with an email from something that appears to be from a trustworthy source designed to lure a victim. The message could look like a request from the bank, your Internet provider, or even the company you work for or follow. They usually contain a link to click or an attachment to download.
March 1, 2021
Quick Guide to Social Media Privacy
When used correctly, social media can be used for good; it can help promote business, build and maintain connections to family, friends, coworkers, and potential business associates, and provide endless hours of entertainment. By nature, social media sites are used to share user-generated content; it is central to the function of these sites. While this sharing may not necessarily be a bad thing, it is important to be aware of the privacy concerns.
February 17, 2021
Seventeen Years of Facebook
Seventeen years ago, roommates Mark Zuckerberg, Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes published thefacebook.co. Nobody could have foreseen the impact this would bring, having today over 2.5 billion monthly active users worldwide.
January 29, 2021
Read Between the Privacy Policies Lines
January 25, 2021
Tips on Creating a Strong Password
Upper case, lower case, numbers, symbols, the tears of your enemies…a strong password creation sometimes requires thought and patience, and even though we have been using the internet for quite a while, most people still struggle with this task.
January 19, 2021
What is PGP Encryption? An Inside Look With Phil Zimmermann & Phil Dunkelberger
PGP encryption is a critical security feature of StartMail’s email service – it scrambles the contents of your messages so that it can’t be read by anyone other than the sender and the intended recipient. And they really mean no one can read it, not even them! Though technologically complicated, they made it extremely user-friendly for StartMail users, ensuring that there are no obstacles to your email privacy.
December 31, 2020
New Year’s Online Safety Commandments
If you are into privacy like we are, these online privacy commandments are for you! Plus they’re way easier and more fulfilling than diets and excercise!
December 3, 2020
Things We Love About Startmail
We, as StartMail employees, are also StartMail users, which helps us understand our product in the best way possible and adapt it into something functional and practical for our daily activities
November 24, 2020
Safety Tips for Black Friday Online Shopping
We all love a good deal when acquiring our favorite items, and Black Friday is the paradise for those who love to save and shop. Here are some tips & tricks to protect your personal data & enjoy some nice retail therapy!