I again have access to my main computer and have uploaded the Honeybadger Firewall update to Google Play.
This update has a bug fix and several efficiency improvements. Fix: same as update 4.11 – I forgot that I basically do the same thing twice in my code, thus had the error twice. Oops. Improvement 1: Eliminated separate script classes in favor of methods. This will should result in a slight though probably unnoticeable performance … Continue reading “HoneyBadger 4.2”
Apparently not all app icons are in the bitmap format, and my assumption that they were was causing crashes. I’ve fixed this (though not super cleanly) with a try/catch. For now non-bitmap app icons will just be a black box.
I published an update (4.0) to the Honeybadger Firewall. The biggest change is that I converted it over to using an action bar using ActionBarSherlock. I also partially implemented a content provider for my databases to come into line with standard practice and implemented searching of ListFragments using a SearchView and OnQueryTextListener. If anyone has … Continue reading “Honeybadger Update 4.0”
An update has been submitted which fixes two bugs. The first (minor) one makes the import and export buttons actually work when selected from the apps tab menu. The second was a bit more important and was reported by a user. The intended behavior when the “block all” scheme was selected was for the applications … Continue reading “Honeybadger Update 3.6”
A paper that myself and a few other people wrote discussing smartphone security and the development of security apps was recently published by the Proceedings of the National Conference on Undergraduate Research. The paper was written in conjunction with the development of two CS capstone projects, one of which was the Honeybadger Firewall. Further information … Continue reading “Paper Published”
I finally got around to finishing the latest update. It contains the following: – Ability to enable/disable the firewall. – Viewing the raw rules (from settings) now only displays about a page worth of lines, with buttons to go forward and back. This should fix the absurd load times and timeouts previously seen with a … Continue reading “HoneyBadger Update 3.5”
The version 3.4 update for the HoneyBadger Firewall was just uploaded to Google Play. This update allows rules to be exported and imported as CSV files. This will allow users to back up rules they have created, edit rules on their computer, share rules, ect. The other main component of this update is allowing users … Continue reading “HoneyBadger Firewall 3.4 Update”
A new update to HoneyBadger released today. I switched it over from dropping to rejecting blocked packets and eliminated the DNS rule when in the allow all scheme. Both of these should improve blocking response (browser and other apps will recognize blocking almost instantly instead of just timing out after a while). Bugs preventing a … Continue reading “HoneyBadger Firewall Update”