📅 October 20, 2009     🕐 2 minutes read

Coming Soon: First iPhone/iTouch Firewall

The first firewall for iPhone and iTouch is on its way and it will alert us whenever an application requires the use AppStore, or background daemons that can require access to connection or data ( contacts, UDID etc).

This is something most of you wanted for a long time. Most of you wandered if and when a iPhone firewall will be developed. The  first firewall for iPhone and iTouch is on its way and it will alert us whenever an application requires the use AppStore, or background daemons that can require access to connection or data ( contacts, UDID etc).

iPhone_iTouch_firewall

The application will work in two parts: The first will exploit the MobileSubstrate, and it remains active in the background, but it will provide a decent overall speed, remaining within the limits of RAM memory usage. When you load an application, the firewall will bring up a pop-up menu where you can  find out what you are trying to access. You can:

  • Allow the connection only once
  • Lock the connection only once
  • Always allow the connection
  • Always block the connection
  • Allow any request for a specific application
  • Block any request for a specific application

The second part of the application, you can access through the icon on your springboard and will be useful to modify and / or cancel the rules set to certain applications.

We have no further information or an ETA for the applications. As soon as we find out more about this firewall we will update you on the matter. Stay tuned…

[thx Fabrizio]

SUPPORT

FSM has no ads or affiliate links. Your support would simply pay for our servers, domain and maintanance. If there's any leftover change, we'll get some coffee and a slice of pizza.

Liberapay  
Bitcoin (BTC) 1Hfuq77gKKFJeNcq4EP4dQK3yDRWrFEwJR
Bitcoin Cash (BCH) qzmdm6e6q5wf2p6sxz2mst7cenz60newwc5m4e9js8
Ether (ETH) 0x5f02869278C24A6579d3820f52AD15936D6F9d69
Stellar (XLM) GDWT2QU2CI3GZ5XH5DTSU3IUAHZMTB6VQKKRHBYWS5YCCQOAG6OKG2OB
More content?