[APP] LBE Privacy Guard v2 is now available

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eoc

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After long wait, LBE Privacy Guard v2 is finally available!

V2 has a completely rewritten core service, which makes it faster than previous version and consumes less memory.

However, due to the rewritten core service, the database format is completely different. So it's not possible to keep your configuration while upgrade.

Besides, LBE Privacy Guard v2 has changed package name (from com.lbe.security to com.lbe.security.lite), after you install new version, please uninstall older version.

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Change log for Version 2.0.1001

0. Fixed compatibility issue for custom ROMs such as CyanogenMod 7.1
1. Completely redesigned service framework with lesser battery drain and less memory usage.
2. Dual firewall support: Uid firewall for Android 2.1 and eariler, iptables firewall for Android 2.2 and later. iptables firewall allows you to configure 3G/WIFI permission separately.
3. Changing app permission now takes effect immediately, app restart is no longer required.
4. New traffic monitor allows you to track 3G/WIFI daily usage for each app on your phone. (you can turn it off if you don't need it).
5. Improved compatibility with Root Call Blocker

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Requirements
**NEEDS ROOT**
Works on Android 2.0 and above.
Tested on 100+ different devices and firmwares, but not tested on Android 3.0 and 3.1 devices.

Market Link
https://market.android.com/details?id=com.lbe.security.lite

Contact us
For any questions, feel free to send mail to [email protected], any comments are welcomed.
You can also check our website at http://www.lbesec.com (Chinese and English)

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runhopskipjump

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I missed this so much and am glad to hear it works with cm7 now. It is available on the market on my HTC thunderbolt but It states that my Moto Xoom is incompatible. But it does work on the Xoom if I go to the site directly and download the apk.
 

vr5411

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Is it possible to manage LBE itself?
Can Android Firewall still be used as firewall and LBE only for permissions?

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eoc

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Is it possible to manage LBE itself?
Can Android Firewall still be used as firewall and LBE only for permissions?

Sent from my HTC Desire using XDA Premium App

Thanks to the new design, although not recommended, you can actually monitor (and even block) LBE itself.

Personally I would recommend LBE's built-in firewall, but feel free to use any firewall app you want, LBE should work with them.
 
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vr5411

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Thanks to the new design, although not recommended, you can actually monitor (and even block) LBE itself.

Personally I would recommend LBE's built-in firewall, but feel free to use any firewall app you want, LBE should work with them.

Okay. Now I can install and use it.

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Dauntless

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You say you haven't tested in on tablets, so here's my experience on an ASUS Transformer 3.2 with Prime: The application keeps saying "your phone is protected" every 5 seconds. It also crashes after I try to change the settings for an app and press the back button.

Curious: Why don't you test for? Can't you use the emulator? Or isn't that possible for apps that need root?
 

avgjoemomma

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Ability to turn off bandwidth usage on the notification bar would be nice. Also, don't specify the text colour for the text on the notification bar. Thanks! :)
 

Dr.Move

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I'm testing it right now, so far so good.
thanks for putting an off-market version ;)
 

mnjm9b

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I prefer to use droidwall for firewall/iptables configuration...
However, even if you turn off the firewall in lbe there are a ton of lbe settings that keep getting written in the iptables.
Even after I format iptables the lbe settings get rewritten the next time lbe is run.
I will not be using this unless this is fixed.
 

DirkStorck

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Hi. somehow it stopped working for me.
I used it to deny the GPS for facebook app whitch worked perfectly but somehow it stopped working....facebook can get GPS again.....any ideas?
 

ckraus000

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You say you haven't tested in on tablets, so here's my experience on an ASUS Transformer 3.2 with Prime: The application keeps saying "your phone is protected" every 5 seconds. It also crashes after I try to change the settings for an app and press the back button.

Curious: Why don't you test for? Can't you use the emulator? Or isn't that possible for apps that need root?

You have to turn off the Notification icon in settings...works for me on Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
Best app ever!!
 

xnmb

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Great update. However, Dolphin Browser HD 7.0.2 does not work. The app is unable to access the internet both via WiFi or 3G. Permissions could also not be set because it's neither listed in the monitored nor trusted app lists. Refreshing the app list didn't help. Anyone else having this issue?

Update: I discovered that denying internet access to Dolphin's desktop toggle plugin causes the browser not to be able to connect (perhaps because the browser agent could not be sent thru the plugin). STILL, Dolphin is nowhere to be found in the app list. I wonder if that's got something to do with the browser's privacy issues which you can read more about here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1319529&page=3

Update 2: Removing the pluggins installed made the browser show up in the app list.
 
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    After long wait, LBE Privacy Guard v2 is finally available!

    V2 has a completely rewritten core service, which makes it faster than previous version and consumes less memory.

    However, due to the rewritten core service, the database format is completely different. So it's not possible to keep your configuration while upgrade.

    Besides, LBE Privacy Guard v2 has changed package name (from com.lbe.security to com.lbe.security.lite), after you install new version, please uninstall older version.

    ---------------------
    Change log for Version 2.0.1001

    0. Fixed compatibility issue for custom ROMs such as CyanogenMod 7.1
    1. Completely redesigned service framework with lesser battery drain and less memory usage.
    2. Dual firewall support: Uid firewall for Android 2.1 and eariler, iptables firewall for Android 2.2 and later. iptables firewall allows you to configure 3G/WIFI permission separately.
    3. Changing app permission now takes effect immediately, app restart is no longer required.
    4. New traffic monitor allows you to track 3G/WIFI daily usage for each app on your phone. (you can turn it off if you don't need it).
    5. Improved compatibility with Root Call Blocker

    ---------------------

    Requirements
    **NEEDS ROOT**
    Works on Android 2.0 and above.
    Tested on 100+ different devices and firmwares, but not tested on Android 3.0 and 3.1 devices.

    Market Link
    https://market.android.com/details?id=com.lbe.security.lite

    Contact us
    For any questions, feel free to send mail to [email protected], any comments are welcomed.
    You can also check our website at http://www.lbesec.com (Chinese and English)

    Screenshots for your information
    7
    Just started analyzing the components inside LBE to understand a bit about it and found some components integrated in LBE,

    * smslib - http://code.google.com/p/smslib/
    - SMSLib is a Java library (ported to .NET Framework as well) which allows you to send/receive SMS messages via a compatible GSM modem or GSM phone.

    * http://www.localytics.com/
    - Localytics provides the powerful tools and actionable insights needed for more successful, more profitable mobile and tablet applications.

    Also,

    LBE sends some information to these URL's,

    - http://www.lbesec.com/application_service/update.do -> Software update URL ?
    - http://www.lbesec.com/report/error_report.php -> Crash Report ?
    - Creates a HttpHost on 10.0.0.172:80(http.route.default-proxy) - digging more on this!
    - RPCInterface -> Some RPC client or server interface - digging more on this!
    - http://www.lbesec.com/report/behavior.php -> BEHAVIOR_MONITOR_URL ?


    Will post more information once i get deep into it.
    Please note, I am just trying to understand how this application works, I am not criticizing nor complaining about this application.
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    rogier666 said:
    If you copy a Nandroid backup to another phone of the same type it will work.

    If you use Titanium or MyBackup there's not much chance that it will work for the same reason that transfering DroidWall rules doesn't work: LBE and DW identify apps by their UID, and this number will change when you restore your apps.

    Ah, I should have figured that out, thanks.

    Oops! Never guess something if you can test it. When you do a Titanium restore LBE manages to link the permissions back to the right apps. DroidWall gets it all wrong, so LBE is smarter.
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    there is a new english version: LBE Privacy Guard 2.1.1002 on their website.
    maybe no more memory problems?

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    Ok so even if I deny access, they won't be able to enable network if it's disabled right?

    Exactly. LBE is not intended to give an app more privileges/permissions than it already has, but rather to restrict. So all those setting are to be read like "if this app asks to do X, shall I permit it -- or feed it fake-data instead?".

    Examples: You have set MyApp to be allowed WLAN, but not 2G/3G. Now what happens if MyApp wants to go into the net?
    • You are connected to a WLAN: MyApps can go and access the network
    • You are connected to a mobile network: MyApp gets told "no network available" (or "no route to host", something like this)
    • You are not connected to any network: MyApp gets told "no network available"
    Simplified. Same for the other stuff: If you set LBE to intercept (that is, you block a certain permission for MyApp), LBE does not simply say "permission denied" (which would be giving a good cause for MyApp to "Force Close"), but rather provides it with fake data. Phone book? Empty. Calendar? No entries. IMEI? 47110815. And so on.