Monday, June 10, 2024

Proton Pass Launched for macOS and Linux

Proton Mail users, rejoice! Today, Proton has launched Proton Pass for macOS and Linux.
This comes as a response to strong community requests for a unified password management solution that can be accessed across all major operating systems.

The Proton Pass app is designed to make it easy for you to manage your passwords. With Proton Pass, you can enjoy a secure and synchronized password management experience across multiple devices, including Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android, and Chrome OS.

Introducing Proton Pass

For those unfamiliar, Proton Pass is a comprehensive open-source password manager service, similar to the well-known Bitwarden. Proton Pass is developed by Proton, a Swiss software company known for its emphasis on privacy and security.

The company may already be familiar to you thanks to its encrypted email service, Proton Mail. Proton Mail is known for its strong privacy credentials, protected by Swiss privacy laws, one of the strongest in the world.

Proton Pass for Linux Users

Good news especially for Linux users! This new Proton Pass app will be very beneficial. The app supports all major Debian and RedHat-based distributions, including widely used ones like Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora, CentOS, and more.

One interesting upcoming feature for Linux users is the integration with PAM (Pluggable Authentication Module). This feature, which will be rolled out in a future update, allows users to unlock Proton Pass using various secure methods supported by their system, such as fingerprint recognition or standard Linux user account credentials.

In addition, Proton Pass has its own advantage with offline mode, available for users with paid plans (Pass Plus, around IDR 340,000 per year). This feature allows passwords and other sensitive information to be stored locally on the device, secured by the Argon2 password hashing algorithm, which is known for its strong defense against brute-force attacks.

Advanced Proton Pass Features

The Proton Pass ecosystem offers several cutting-edge features for managing your passwords:

  • Auto-save and Auto-fill: Save and fill in passwords automatically on apps and websites to save you time.
  • Strong Password Generator: Generate complex and unpredictable passwords and passphrases to improve the security of your accounts.
  • Cross-device Synchronization: Access your passwords from anywhere with secure synchronization across all connected devices.
  • Additional Features: Proton Pass also offers secure password sharing, a built-in 2FA authenticator, and support for passkeys.
  • Proactive Security: Proton Sentinel, an AI-powered security program, and Pass Monitor are used to provide proactive security warnings against potential threats.

Download Proton Pass Now!

The Proton Pass password manager is now available for immediate download. Linux users can choose between DEB or RPM installation files. For more information, you can visit Proton's official announcement [here](link to announcement).

Manage your passwords securely and easily using Proton Pass! Enjoy a unified password management experience across all your devices.


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