ProtonVPN clears its latest No-Logs audit

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virtual private network ProtonVPN has passed its latest third-party audit. In its April report, Swiss audit firm Securitum found that the VPN showed no indication of logging its users’ web activity, or any resulting metadata.

While Securitum’s on-site audit, conducted from February 21 to March 24, excluded the VPN software source code, Securitum previously surveyed customers in November 2021. ProtonVPN’s apps are also fully open source and bug-ridden. of the company. prime. Securitum’s most recent audit included a random selection of VPN servers, a high-level review of the company’s No-Logs policy and server deployment process, and a low-level inspection of files. VPN configuration.

“The purpose of this report is not to describe the technical mechanism and software configuration to achieve the No-Logs policy, but to confirm that it (ProtonVPN’s technology stack) has been audited manually, looking for all the points possible criticism of the No-Logs policy,” Securitum said. in his report.

The audit is the newest addition to ProtonVPN’s series of transparency efforts, including third-party audits of its ProtonMail, Calendar beta, and Proton Drive products.

“At Proton, we believe that all complaints should be investigated and verified, including our own. Going forward, we will continue to perform periodic security audits and publish the results to that you can read the report of an independent security professional before entrusting your data to us,” the company said on its blog.

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