[guardian-dev] Signal over Tor

arrase arrase at gmail.com
Sun Dec 11 15:11:20 EST 2016

2016-12-11 20:48 GMT+01:00 Matej Kovacic via guardian-dev <
guardian-dev at lists.mayfirst.org>:

> Hi,
> last week or so Signal introduced voice messages. This is a very nice
> feature, because now you can use Signal over Tor and latency with text
> or voice messages is really not a problem.
> So, I did a few tests. In Orbot, I enabled "Apps VPN Mode" and select
> Signal. I have rooted CyanogenMod 13.
> I found out, that sometimes Signal traffic is routed to Tor without a
> problem, but sometimes it was not. Also, sometimes I needed to reboot
> the phone that changes took the effect.
> I know this option is experimental, but is there any information when it
> will be "production ready"?
> There is another idea... you can register "anonymous" number to Signal,
> that means number which is not "written" on your SIM card.
> So theoretically, you could run Signal over Tor, register unrelated
> phone number and communicate anonymously (of course, messages only, but
> you can have "pushh-to-talk" feature over Tor).
> So, I am thinking, it would be nice to have the ability to run two
> instances of Signal. One instance would be linked to your true phone
> number, while the other would be truly anonymous.
> Is this possible on Android? Running another instance of an app in
> "chroot mode"?

 I did not test by myself but there some apps for clone and run more
instances of an app.


In theory if you can change the package name and do the proper refactor to
the classes , it should work.

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> M.
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