iProxy: Secure Your iPhone and iTouch Web Surfing

New day, new app in Cydia: iProxy. This is a secure proxy tunnel that is implemented in an iPhone application. You can find this app in Cydia, on the BigBoss repo, which is a default repo in Cydia, so anybody should be able to find this one… as long as your device is jailbroken.

First lets see whats a proxy server: In computer networks, a proxy server is a server (a computer system or an application program) that acts as a go-between for requests from clients seeking resources from other servers. A client connects to the proxy server, requesting some service, such as a file, connection, web page, or other resource, available from a different server. The proxy server evaluates the request according to its filtering rules. For example, it may filter traffic by IP address or protocol. If the request is validated by the filter, the proxy provides the resource by connecting to the relevant server and requesting the service on behalf of the client. A proxy server may optionally alter the client’s request or the server’s response, and sometimes it may serve the request without contacting the specified server. In this case, it ‘caches’ responses from the remote server, and returns subsequent requests for the same content directly.

Once you got iProxy installed, you can exit Cydia, and you will find a new icon on your springboard which is called WebBrowser. Why its not called iProxy, i have no idea. This is extremly simple to use and the app has a minimal UI.

You need to insert the address to the website that you want to surf anonymously and hit go. Wait for a few seconds and you will get a message that the page you typed has been bypassed successfully. Tap “Proxify Me!” at the bottom of the screen to add another webpage. When you proxified all the pages you want, all you need to do is to open MobileSafari and surf those pages: now anonymously. Enjoy 😉

NOTE: sadly it didnt work for pandora for example. If you get it to work for such web services that are only available in the US, let us know how to do it.