03. March 2022

Backlog

A big picture overview of our current mid- and long-term plans.

Disclaimer: Even if we'd love to accomplish everything listed below, some projects may turn out to be unfeasible.

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BLOG - 3. Mar 2022
David
Progress Update February - #18
Portmaster (13)

The Assignment:


Integrate custom filter lists into the Portmaster so users can block their own list of domains.

The Assignment:


Remember which networks you trust and activate additional defenses in untrusted networks, like the Wi-Fi of your favorite coffee shop.


Breathe some life into the Autopilot system and automatically switch to a heightened security level in untrusted networks.

The Assignment:


Lookout for portscans against your device and block the offender. Research thoroughly to prevent false positives.

The Assignment:


Instead of only viewing what is currently going on, save a local history to be able to inspect what apps did in the past. Naturally, this is local only.


Also, provide a simple opt-out.

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Add an additional layer of protection to the update framework by cryptographically signing all resources it distributes.

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The TLS protocol not only has many problems by itself, but is also often used fatally wrong by software developers.


Inspect TLS traffic to ensure that the used encryption is good and check all certificates both for validity and for a potential nullification.


Enable you to set or cut down on the amount of trusted Root Certification Authorities.

The Assignment:


Block known services that want to snoop your IP address.


Also actively inspect SSDP, UPnP, Bonjour/Zeroconf and TURN in order to stop them from leaking your IP address.

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Create a command line tool which provides the same features as the graphical user interface.

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Improve the structure of the app settings and make it easy for you to share selected parts of your configuration with the community.


Make it just as simple to import community-vetted, privacy-enforcing app settings.

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Integrate the Portmaster/SPN into the Mac operating system.

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Re-build our User Interface without Electron, which among other things is very resource heavy.

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Develop iOS support for both the Portmaster and the SPN.

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Support both the Portmaster and the SPN on Android.

Safing Privacy Network (11)

The Assignment:


Fully support community nodes to join the network. Make it easy for contributors to get started by creating good documentation.


Disclaimer: this does not yet include compensation, which is tackled in its own project

The Assignment:


Insert more resilience into SPN connections, so that even when your Internet goes down for a bit or a used node fails, the Portmaster will still be able to revive and continue your connection as if nothing happened.

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Enable connections to go over multiple paths simultaneously, which will increase the maximum possible bandwidth within the network.


Utilize this functionality to route all your SPN traffic through multiple Internet uplinks at the same time.

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Make it possible to prioritize either speed, privacy or latency when using the SPN. Permit configuration per app/security level.

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Create a command line tool which provides the same features as the graphical user interface.

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Integrate the Portmaster/SPN into the Mac operating system.

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Implement a system to fairly compensate our awesome community nodes, which enable us to become a decentralized network.


We do have concepts ready, but will refine them and further outline them as the project starts.

The Assignment:


Develop iOS support for both the Portmaster and the SPN.

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Support both the Portmaster and the SPN on Android.

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Create new transport types (how you connect to the SPN) to allow you to connect to the SPN even in restricted networks.


These transports will be able to circumvent network level detection and are the stepping stone to the Nebula Network.

The Assignment:


Allow you to access the SPN from within restricted countries or areas.

Website (4)

The Assignment:


Describe in detail how the IntelHub collects and distributes filter lists. What lists are selected? How often are lists distributed? And why?

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Describe the Safing Privacy Network in similar detail as the current Portmaster Docs. The more mature the SPN gets the more important this task becomes.

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Describe the architecture and technology behind the Portmaster User Interface.

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Describe how the Portmaster updates itself in more detail. What is the purpose of each resource? How do we protect your privacy in the process?