The Ultimate Android Privacy Tool List

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by x942, Oct 18, 2011.

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  1. x942

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    I thought I would through together a list of good privacy tools for Android:

    You can use ctrl-f to skip to the sections you want by searching for these terms:

    1) Section I - Suites
    2) Section II - Encryption
    3) Section III - Basic Protection (non-encryption)
    4) Section IV - Anti-Virus/Privacy
    5) Section V - Secure Wipe
    6) Section VI - Encrypted Calls
    7) Section VII - Articles


    Section I - Suites (Multiple tools by one author or group):

    #1 The Guardian Project

    The Guardian Project is a a suite of apps (open source). These apps include:

    NoteCipher:

    OrBot:

    OrWeb:
    Gibberbot:


    Obscuracam
    :

    ProxyMob:

    #2

    In The Clear

    #3 Whispersys

    Whispersys was start by Moxie Marlinspike and hosts a series of Android apps including:

    WhisperCore: *NOTE whispercore is a custom rom that adds Full Disk Encryption and is only for the Nexus S and Nexus One*

    WhisperMonitor 0.1 NOTE whispercore is a custom rom that adds Full Disk Encryption and is only for the Nexus S and Nexus One*

    Flashback 0.1:

    RedPhone 0.4
    TextSecure 0.5

    Section II - Encryption:

    #1 K-9 and APG:


    #2 Keypass Droid
    :

    LUKS Encryption on Android: *Note Requires rooting your phone and linux knowledge*

    LUKS Manager: *Needs Root*

    OI Safe:

    Section III - Basic Protection (non-encryption)

    #3 App Protector:

    Section IV - Anti-Virus/Privacy

    WebRoot Secure Anywhere:

    #2 Lookout Mobile Security:

    (**Note there are a LOT of these antivirus apps and almost every vendor has one so I wont list them all. These two seem to be the most popular**)

    Privacy Blocker:

    Section V - Secure Wipe:


    #1 AutoWipe
    :

    #2 SHREDroid:

    Section VI - Encrypted Calls:

    *Please note I have NOT tested these personally. I am posting based on user reviews and have no way of knowing if they are trustworthy as far as cryptography goes*

    CellCrypt:

    *RedPhone is posted under whispersys*



    Section VII - Articles You Should Read:

    Lockdown your Mobile Phone


    Hardware Guide by The Guardian Project


    Safermobile Wiki


    Mobile Security Risks

    Why you should always encrypt your phone

    The Issues with Screen Locks and Smudges

    Google's Privacy and Family safety page

    Please post any other tools you like! I will add them to the list. I hope this helps someone else like these tools have helped me.
     
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  2. NormanN

    NormanN Registered Member

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    Can you get OrWeb working with WhisperMonitor? I posted on WhisperSys' board about this: When OrWeb attempts a connection, Whisper monitor pops up, but in a fullscreen window with no buttons to allow. The only way out is to back screen and the app can never be allowed access. OrBot is fine, I get the normal allow/deny pop up...but not OrWeb.

    NN
     
  3. x942

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    Same issue here. This never used to happen, must be a bug in the latest update. I would try to use FireFox mobile with the proxymob addon. That's working for me so far.

    Looks like there is a work around:

    Source
     
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  4. NormanN

    NormanN Registered Member

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    Just saw this, thanks for the update.

    NN
     
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    whispersys > "Temporarily Unavailable" for download?
     
  6. Spooony

    Spooony Registered Member

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    Your-Freedom Connectivity services client are also able to work on the android. www.your-freedom.net for more info on that
     
  7. x942

    x942 Guest

    WhisperSys was bought by Twitter. They have pulled all of their tools until further notice. The only App to reemerge so far is TextSecure which is now GPL'd and Open Source :D

    I did talk with the Guardian Project on the status of their implementation of LUKS full disk encryption on Android and they commented that they are working closely with the WhisperSys team and Moxie to open source whispercore. Now this is not definitive so don't quote it just yet.
     
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