Proton, the company behind Proton Mail About the launch of the new password manager: proton lane. While the service will eventually become free for everyone to use, it’s currently only available as a beta to Proton Lifetime and Visionary users for now.
As with other Proton products, Proton Pass uses end-to-end encryption (E2EE) that’s supposed to keep your personal information away from prying eyes, including third parties and Proton itself. In addition to letting you store your usernames, passwords, and notes, you can also add any randomly generated email aliases that you can use as a substitute for your real address.
Proton’s new password manager not only E2EE your passwords but also your usernames, web addresses, and all other fields associated with your login information. in blog post Proton explains the service’s security model, and notes that “all encryption, including key generation and data encryption” happens locally on your device, which Protons says it can’t decrypt, even if requested by a third party.
“Properly protecting your passwords requires a high level of cryptographic and security proficiency that few organizations possess,” Proton founder Andy Yen wrote in a blog post. “We have long been concerned about the risks posed by a major password manager hack, which unfortunately became a reality with the recent LastPass hack.”
The company’s new password manager has been out for just over a year now After Proton obtains SimpleLogin, a tool that allows users to send anonymous emails. Yen says this acquisition increases the company’s “ability to develop a new password manager without affecting efforts on other Proton services” and that it should help mitigate the risks associated with using an insecure password manager with the Proton family of products.
Proton plans to make its password manager open source as soon as it is released to the public and is also offering Bonuses up to $10,000 For security researchers who can find vulnerabilities in Proton Pass and its other products. The password manager is currently available on desktop, Android, and iOS, and as an extension for Brave and Google Chrome, with an extension for Firefox coming soon. It’s not yet clear if Proton Pass will offer passkey support, and the company didn’t immediately respond the edgefor more information.
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