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Old 01-26-2019, 12:57 PM   #1
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should I avoid Protonmail because of the cyber-attacks?


I thought Protonmail e-mail necessarily cost money, but just found out the basic service is free, and immediately wanted to get an account. I have wanted to stop using Google services.

But then I read that Protonmail has repeatedly been attacked by cyber-criminals, who used DDos attacks to crash the service and hold it for ransom (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ProtonMail#DDoS_attacks). In light of this, should I think twice about using Protonmail? Of course criminal hackers could disable Gmail, and surely do try, but I haven't heard of them succeeding.

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Old 01-26-2019, 01:55 PM   #2
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I use Protonmail everyday, and haven't noticed any issues. Ditched gmail and all Google services about 3 years ago. I have a free account.
 
Old 01-27-2019, 01:18 PM   #3
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Of course criminal hackers could disable Gmail
lol
 
Old 01-27-2019, 07:14 PM   #4
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lol
[sigh] Care to explain?

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Old 01-27-2019, 11:03 PM   #5
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No. Figure it out.
 
Old 01-28-2019, 10:03 PM   #6
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A friend started using it, is happy with it. I don't count his opinion as valuable endorsement.
 
Old 01-28-2019, 11:38 PM   #7
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My interpretation is that Google's footprint is so large that the idea of successfully DDoSing Google stretches the imagination.
 
Old 01-29-2019, 10:31 AM   #8
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My interpretation is that Google's footprint is so large that the idea of successfully DDoSing Google stretches the imagination.
Thank you. If you think a large and powerful tech company being hacked stretches the imagination, you may suffer from a lack of imagination. I don't place Google beyond the skills of any hacker. Nobody's invulnerable.

It was irrelevant anyway. Relevant was that Protonmail got hacked more than once.

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