November 18, 2020
Why Encryption Is So Important for Our Society
Should the EU authorities be given backdoors to encrypted services?
October 26, 2020
Endpoint Security Working From Home
With the rise of coronavirus cases, many companies have been forced to change their working scheme and adapt to a completely remote environment. For some, not much changed, but for others, the work-from-home situation was uncharted territory that introduced potential security traps. […]
August 27, 2020
How Scammers Get Your Private Email Address (And What You Can Do About It)
Have you ever received a strange email and wondered how it got into your inbox?
You’re not alone. Spammers send over 14.5 billion spam emails a day – a total of 45% of all emails sent. You’ve likely […]
August 6, 2020
Startmail’s Alias Feature: The Best Way to Improve Your Privacy and Keep Your Inbox Uncluttered
Have you noticed all the “You haven’t heard from us in a while, but we’d like to reassure you…” emails about Covid-19 from basically ANY product or service you’ve used online? A restaurant that you visited 5 years ago, an online shop where you once bought a random gift for someone’s birthday, or an employment […]
July 27, 2020
Protect Your Cryptocurrencies and All Crypto-Related Communications With Startmail
Did you know that since the inception of Bitcoin in 2009, billions of dollars worth of cryptocurrencies have been stolen? One of the main reasons? Email. Most cryptocurrency owners opt for using a provider, such as an exchange wallet, to secure their crypto rather than holding the crypto themselves, since that can be quite complex. […]
July 6, 2020
The Noti(ficati)on of Read Receipts
Our users occasionally request a read receipt function within StartMail. Read receipts allow you know if an email was read by a recipient. We’re not a fan of this function for numerous reasons, most importantly, it is considered a form of tracking. By default, with email providers, you only know if your recipient’s email was […]
June 26, 2020
The Importance of Email Encryption
By Patrick W. Dunne – freelance writer for Digital Privacy News – follow him on LinkedIn or read his blog. Email can be one of the least secure platforms out there. Every day, people freely exchange private information without regard for who might see it, or whose hands it could end up in. You’re probably familiar with a […]
June 19, 2020
What Is GDPR and How Does It Protect Your Online Privacy?
By Patrick W. Dunne – freelance writer for Digital Privacy News – follow him on LinkedIn or read his blog. In 2012, the European Commission sought to reform data privacy across the European Union (EU) and adapt to the technological age. After years of deliberation, the European Parliament published the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) to replace outdated […]
April 30, 2020
Startmail.com Encrypted Email Service Blocked in Russia – Updated
StartMail received news that the Russian Federal Security Bureau (FSB and the successor to the KGB within the intelligence agency) started restricting access to the StartMail service in the Russian Federation territory as of January 23, 2020. The reason given is “to protect the Russian segment of the Internet from disseminating inaccurate socially significant information, […]
April 24, 2020
A Brief History of Data Breaches
Data breaches are the internet plague for users and businesses. They have been happening for years, and unfortunately, they will keep happening.