Current general security status and browsing the web through the Tor network

Added by Ellen Ripley about 1 month ago

Hi,

I installed Replicant long ago and I was very happy about it. But time has passed and my device is not being updated, when I think of it I start to believe that maybe this phone is not as secure as I thought. Is there any estimate for an updated/upgrade?

One of my main concerns is surfing the web through Tor from the phone. Orbot works ok, and it gets updated through F-Droid. Orfox also gets updates but, as far as I know, it never worked on Replicant, did it? Please let me know.

Orweb works quite bad, it has many problems, but at least it is the only allegedly secure tool to browse the web through the Tor network, or at least that is what I learned long ago. But, is it secure to use an app whose last update was on 2015?

I guess I should stop using Orweb.

Is there any plan to make Orfox work on Replicant?

Thank you very much!


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RE: Current general security status and browsing the web through the Tor network - Added by Wolfgang Wiedmeyer about 1 month ago

This mail from the mailing list answers some of your questions:
http://lists.osuosl.org/pipermail/replicant/Week-of-Mon-20170213/001180.html

Orfox should work using the software renderer llvmpipe with Replicant 6.0, but it will be very slow. There is still some work needed to make llvmpipe fast enough.

You could also consider using the browser Lightning. It has some settings to increase security/privacy. Probably the best thing you can do in this situation is to disable Javascript in the settings. This should prevent most of the possible attacks.

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