[guardian-dev] Tor isolating proxy - or how to prevent "friendly fire"

Timur Mehrvarz timur.mehrvarz at riseup.net
Wed Jan 8 14:18:21 EST 2014

Nobody wants to answer this. Is this because background leakage is just
hard to solve? Or is there something wrong with how I perceive this to
be a problem?

On 07.01.2014 16:28, Timur Mehrvarz wrote:
> I would like to use a single app over Tor in Socks or HTTP proxy mode.
> And I would like all other installed apps to NOT be able to use the
> established network connection in parallel - neither plain nor Tor.
> I use DroidWall to disable network access for many apps, where
> connectivity is never needed or wanted. But how do I prevent all other
> apps, those that I do use occasionally with Internet access, as well as
> the OS itself or any installed framework from being able to "phone home"
> (looking for updates or whatever) while I'm in a Tor session?
> I have identified "Alarm events" to be part of the problem. More
> background here:
> http://rootzwiki.com/topic/111010-privacy-on-android-possible/page-2#entry1596913
> Timur
> -- Another way to explain what I want:
> https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/wiki/doc/TorifyHOWTO/IsolatingProxy

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