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Comment ProtonMail (Score 4, Informative) 103

Actually, ProtonMail sucks a lot. It's "security" is based on two passwords: one for login, one for decrypting the mailbox.
1. Both of the passwords were sent to their server upon registration. I have no guarantees that they were not stored in clear text.
2. I have no guarantees that the mailbox is even encrypted.
3. Even if the mailbox is encrypted and they haven't stored its password, a totalitarian government may force them to install a man-in-the-middle and have my messages the moment I access them (i.e. send the password).
4. No PKI. No interoperability with PGP/MIME or S/MIME. Totally proprietary. If I send an e-mail message to a non-ProtonMail address I must somehow communicate a password for it as well. How? Not ProtonMail's problem.

In short, ProtonMail provides something that is not an end-to-end e-mail encryption and thus not useful at all. You can do much better by using even GMail (via SMTP and IMAP/POP3) with ThunderBird and Enigmail (a PGP/MIME extension). Google will only ever see the encrypted messages. Only using a desktop client guarantees that your private key will never be sent to a man-in-the-middle (e.g. GMail, ProtonMail).

Comment Re:Hey look a Wikipedia article (Score 1) 325

Ok, here you are. I once edited the following article:

It mentions some Bulgarian cities with either very old names or with obvious typos:
Ruschuk - stopped being called this way over a century ago.
Philippopolis - this is the name from Antiquity! It stopped being called this way by the people who live in it at least 10 centuries ago.
Gor Orvakhovitsa - two obvious typos.
Stara Zagoran - one obvious typo.

The source is a badly scanned article from 1958, written by a non-Bulgarian, in English.

Me, being a Bulgarian (and my IP address proves that) decided to fix these. References? Wikipedia itself. The wrong names already point to the Wikipedia articles with the correct names.
Got reverted 10 hours later. The names are wrong to this very day.

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