Psiphon security advisory: browser-only mode is not tunneled on Android 4.4

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Nov 10, 2013, 10:06:51 PM11/10/13
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In Android 4.4, change were made to the underlying WebView (http://developer.android.com/guide/webapps/migrating.html) component used by the Psiphon browser. The technique used to set the HTTP proxy for this component silently fails with the new implementation on Android 4.4. As a result, the embedded browser silently fails to use the Psiphon tunnel.

We are investigating fixes for this issue. In the meantime, users are advised to use whole device mode on Android 4.4.

The Psiphon Team

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Jan 29, 2014, 1:20:32 PM1/29/14
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Please note that this is now fixed in version 50 of the Android client. Browser-only mode has been re-enabled on Android 4.4.

The Psiphon Team
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