01.09.2021

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.

Portmaster (13)
Portmaster

Network Trust System

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.

Portmaster

Adaptive Protection System

The Assignment:


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

Portmaster

Local Connection History

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.

Portmaster

Cryptographically Sign Updates

The Assignment:


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

Portmaster SPN

On-App Account Login

The Assignment:


Enable you to sign in to your Safing account on the Portmaster client via the finished Safing API. Respond with details regarding your SPN subscription.

Portmaster

TLS Inspection

The Assignment:


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.

Portmaster

IP Leak Protection

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.

Portmaster SPN

CLI Client

The Assignment:


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

Portmaster

Crowd-Sourced App Settings

The Assignment:


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.

Portmaster SPN

Mac OS Support

The Assignment:


Integrate the Portmaster/SPN into the Mac operating system.

Portmaster

Ditch Electron

The Assignment:


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

Portmaster SPN

iOS Support

The Assignment:


Develop iOS support for both the Portmaster and the SPN.

Portmaster SPN

Android Support

The Assignment:


Support both the Portmaster and the SPN on Android.

Safing Privacy Network (12)
Portmaster SPN

On-App Account Login

The Assignment:


Enable you to sign in to your Safing account on the Portmaster client via the finished Safing API. Respond with details regarding your SPN subscription.

SPN

Community Nodes

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

SPN

Connection Resiliance & Stability

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.

SPN

Multi-Path Connections

The Assignment:


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.

SPN

Routing Profiles

The Assignment:


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

Portmaster SPN

CLI Client

The Assignment:


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

Portmaster SPN

Mac OS Support

The Assignment:


Integrate the Portmaster/SPN into the Mac operating system.

SPN

Compensate Community Nodes

The Assignment:


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.

Portmaster SPN

iOS Support

The Assignment:


Develop iOS support for both the Portmaster and the SPN.

Portmaster SPN

Android Support

The Assignment:


Support both the Portmaster and the SPN on Android.

SPN

SPN Transports

The Assignment:


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.

SPN

Nebula Network

The Assignment:


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

Website (5)
Website

Implement Tailwind Components

The Assignment:


A lot of duplication happens in the HTML of our different web projects. Having already built the most common components into CSS component classes, such as `btn-primary`, implement them into our web projects to remove duplication and unify the HTML.

Website

Docs: Filter Lists Architecture

The Assignment:


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

Website

Docs: SPN Architecture

The Assignment:


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.

Website

Docs: Portmaster User Interface

The Assignment:


Describe the architecture and technology behind the Portmaster User Interface.

Website

Credit Card Payments

The Assignment:


Enable you to pay for the SPN with credit cards.