Can we trust Gmail?

Gone are the days when E-mails were sent and received from desktops and laptops. Convenience, superior functionality and ease of use drove mass adoption of web based E-mail systems, such as Yahoo, Mail, Gmail, and alike. While benefits of web based E-mail are widely known, very little consideration is given to implications on privacy and security.

SSL is fundamentally flawed - Google is the latest victim

Google reported another incident of unauthorized issuance of SSL certificates. SSL certificates are used for establishment web of site authenticity. SSL gives users assurances that the site, they are accessing, is indeed the desired web site rather than a fake, created by malicious 3rd parties.

ProtonMail and PayPal saga - continued

I wrote about the ProtonMail before, in connection with PayPal freezing the account, used for collection of Indie Go Go donations. Checking back some time later, I found that PayPal lifted the gate on the account. When pressed on reasons for freezing the account, PayPal blamed a "human error". The explanation looks fishy to me. But, even if it is true, there still is a fundamental problem, a problem, that I've pointed to before:

ProtonMail did not escape the Big Brother!

ProtonMail is the most recent addition to the family of secure communication solutions (there are a few others that I will cover in separate blog posts). According to their web site ProtonMail is fully anonymous and confidential web E-mail system, i.e. Yahoo Mail or GMail but better: they don't have access to your E-mails and don't keep track of users, accessing the service. What can be better!