Thursday, May 28, 2015

Social Engineering

Let's say you're sitting at your favorite coffee shop working on your laptop when a friendly but frustrated patron comes over to your table. He had a coupon for the cafe, he tells you, but it's in his email and he forgot his phone at home. Could he bring it up quickly on your computer to get the coupon code?

Being the kind, helpful person that you are, you readily agree. You are also cautious, however, and make sure that you can see the computer screen the whole time as the man brings up his email and opens a PDF for a quick look at its coupon code. He then thanks you and logs out of his email, allowing you to get back to work.

A good deed done? Or....

Friday, February 20, 2015

Update to PSCabinet!

If you're using PSMail's secure cloud storage service, PSCabinet, you'll be happy to know that it's been updated to increase efficiency and ease of use. Check out our quick "how to" video on YouTube to learn about the new feature:

If you're not using PSCabinet...maybe you should try it out! You can read more information about the service, which is free for PSMail subscribers, here.

P.S. The video mentions a 2 MB size limit for the drag and drop feature.  The actual size limit has been increased to 20 MB, Enjoy!

Friday, January 23, 2015

If you visit our website for the first time, you're probably coming with some questions.

A perusal of will reveal a few things. First, we take the security and privacy of our customers very seriously. VERY seriously. It's why we exist and we make it our number one priority. Second, we offer a variety of services, from online storage to mobile VPN, and we offer them at a very competitive price. If you go ahead and contact us with some of your questions, you'll also find that our customer service provides very quick turnaround time on questions and issues that come in from our subscribers and prospective subscribers.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Quota Increases to All Users...Merry Christmas!

In addition to secure email and VPN service, PSMail has always striven to provide additional services to our subscribers. From secure chat (PSChat) to our recently updated calendar system (PSCalendar), we want our users to be able to use their PSMail account to accomplish a number of day-to-day tasks.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Kids and the Internet (and the Risks that Go with Them)

Sometimes, it's not what we do online that brings the greatest threat, it's what our kids do, often unwittingly.

It's amazing how quickly little kids pick up on technology! From toddlers to teens, touch screens, mobile devices, and the Internet will be as natural a part of their lives as televisions and microwaves are for the older generations. That's why it's important to start teaching our kids about online safety and privacy from an early age. It is vital, and not only for their own safety. The privacy and security of all your family's Internet/mobile activity can be at risk if the online actions of your youngest members aren't considered.

There are many great resources to help you understand the threats posed to your children and what practical steps you can take to instill responsible privacy practices from the moment they begin accessing online content. We've linked to some great resources below and encourage you to check them out and have a conversation with your kids.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Tired of passwords?

Recent consumer surveys have shown that many users are tired of using passwords for all their online activities. If you count yourself among this group and, like most PSMail users, consider yourself  security conscious, the abundance of passwords can put even more strain on you as you are forced to  repeatedly create unique, complex passwords and remember them. The solution is using OTP (One Time Passwords).  OTP provides you with a randomized, temporary password that you don't have to remember. These passwords change on a regular basis (they may be valid for as little as 30 seconds) and eliminate the need for you to test your memory or your creativity. In addition, they actually provide a more secure way to access your resources (emails, files, personal information) online.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Gmail Just Now Catching Up to PSMail's Encryption Practices

Google has started a transparency report to announce to the public the current encryption status of email. It shows how many email providers do not encrypt messages while in transit (basically while on the network). In contrast, PSMail has been providing network encryption since 2002.  This is true even for email transport to external providers whenever possible.