Android Security

Discussion in 'mobile device security' started by rm22, Jun 23, 2016.

  1. rm22

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    webrtc leaks your actual internal IP address when using a VPN. I'll take a look at Dolphin & report back...
     
  2. rm22

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    thanks - i'll take a look
     
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    i haven't tried it yet, but am impressed with the options - it's next on the list to try. so there's no compatibility issues - i assume you're just turning off the anti-theft stuff in Zemana and using Avast
     
  4. Victek

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    I added in the Avast Anti-Theft because Zemana Mobile Security app is currently an AV/AM only. They get along with no apparent problems.
     
  5. rm22

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    I found Firefox works well with Webroot as well, but it is not supported by the Secure Web Browsing feature (phishing/url malware filter) - but with uBlocko you're well covered anyway.
     
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    Webroot requires Andriod 6.0 or above to support the Secure Web Browsing feature. That is one of the advantages of Nexus phones and tablets - you get timely upgrades. :D
     
  7. Victek

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    Is uBlock available for Firefox on Android?
     
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    Yes. Even NoScript is available for those who can handle it.
     
  9. Victek

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    Thanks, I'll have to give Firefox another try on my phone :thumb:
     
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    One important thing to do is check if the Android System WebView app is installed and activated.

    Background: WebView is the browser component of Android (based on the Chromium engine) which is not used by, e.g., Firefox but by many other apps like mail apps, RSS readers, Mercury browser, the Facebook app etc. The thing is that many smartphones which do not get proper Android updates still use old versions of WebView which might still be vulnerable to, e.g., the ugly UXSS bug. Partial updates of Android are not possible, this is also true for WebView. However, starting with Android 5.0 Google published the Android System WebView app in the Play Store. Unless you're using a Nexus phone (which gets the newest Android version anyhow) you should install this app (if it isn't already) as it makes sure that all apps using WebView will now be using the newest Chromium engine and will not be prone to various security bugs. Make sure that that app is activated on your phone (this is also true if you're running a custom ROM!) and update it if necessary. If you can't find it in the Play Store you're still using Android 4.4 or older. Bad luck :thumbd:

    EDIT: Here's an article explaining that stuff.
     
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    Webview is an app provided via Play Store updates, so I don't see why people would have old versions just because they are on an old Android, unless the updates are restricted.

    Anyway, webview is gone come Android 7. It will all be handled through the Chrome app.
     
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    I tested Secure Web Browsing feature on Android 5.1 - it works with Chrome, but not Firefox - so it is supported in 5.1, just not with Firefox.

    you can test here http://www.amtso.org/security-features-check/ If Firefox is supported in Android 6 then "test 4", the anti-phishing test, should be blocked as it is with Chrome
     
  14. rm22

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    have you tested with Firefox? I found this statement for Anti-phishing/malware feature

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  15. IvoShoen

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    Yes, it works perfectly with Firefox, but not Firefox beta. Android 5.1.1
     

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    I have NMS installed but I'm not seeing that blocked page with either the Samsung browser or Chrome.

    Edit: I checked the Mobile version but I noticed you checked the Desktop version.
     
  17. IvoShoen

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    Have you upgraded to the pro version?
     
  18. Krusty

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    Yes, it is included with my subscription. In the Settings it shows that Web Protection is enabled but it doesn't block the AMTSO Phishing Test Page on my phone.
     
  19. rm22

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    Ok, thanks - I must be looking at old info. Unfortunately, WebFiltering is a paid feature & from what i see looking at their website it would be about $30 CAD ($20 US) - which i guess would be fine except there are several free options with comparable features - just minus the Firefox support.
     
  20. IvoShoen

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    You may have to contact Norton through the in app links. I had read somewhere about the battery saving feature turning off web protection in some of the beta versions. Also, clean browser caches and wait for at least 30 minutes and try again.
     
  21. rm22

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    you sure you're in the Android test page - not the desktop
     
  22. IvoShoen

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    You can upgrade just the mobile app alone for $5.99
     
  23. Krusty

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    Thanks. Nar, I won't bother contacting the support team as I have better contacts through their forums. ;)

    I doubt it is related to the battery as it has just finished charging.
     
  24. rm22

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    ah, thanks - that sounds better. just available through the App then i guess
     
  25. Krusty

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    Yes. I tried both anyway.
     
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