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#1 shrike1978

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Posted 09 January 2019 - 08:07 PM

How am I supposed to have the app connect at boot on Android when it won't let me save credentials without a master password that I have to enter every time?  It's completely nonsensical to require this for everyone.  I'm fine with it being an option if I want it, but I don't, and I can't figure out how to bypass it.



#2 giganerd

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Posted 09 January 2019 - 09:39 PM

A design flaw, indeed. Nevertheless, briefly answered in the Eddie 2.0 announcement thread.


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using spoilers for your logs helps us read your thread.

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#3 Staff

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Posted 10 January 2019 - 10:55 AM

Hello!

 

You can autostart Eddie at device boot ONLY through an imported profile.

 

Please consider that it's Android which decides when to launch autostart registered application, and that will normally happen even after the connection to some network is active, so you will have regular leaks. You might consider to disable any connectivity before shutting down the device to mitigate the issue, and bring networking back up only when bootstrap has finished.

 

Therefore, a manual intervention is needed in any case.

 

Master Password is not considered by us a design flaw but a key security feature, especially in devices which are more prone to be stolen or lost around.

 

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#4 giganerd

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Posted 10 January 2019 - 11:30 AM

Master Password is not a design flaw, no, but if you don't catch the exception that people will want to connect to an AirVPN server while MP is active by displaying a warning or so then it is a flaw because it generates threads like this one. :)

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Always remember:
There's a guide to AirVPN,

Amazon IPs are not dangerous here,
running TOR exits is discouraged,

using spoilers for your logs helps us read your thread.

~ Furthermore, I propose that your paranoia is to be destroyed. ~

Instead of writing me a personal mail, consider contacting me via XMPP at gigan3rd@xmpp.airvpn.org or join the lounge@conference.xmpp.airvpn.org. I might read the mail too late whereas I'm always available on XMPP ;)


#5 kah0922

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Posted 24 January 2019 - 05:34 PM

Master Password is not considered by us a design flaw but a key security feature, especially in devices which are more prone to be stolen or lost around.

 

But if that's the case, why not just make it so that if we close out the app, we have to relogin using our AirVPN username and password? This way, for those devices prone to being stolen, the user can choose to enable that option. This would also allow the option to connect to AirVPN at start up.

 

I appreciate the concern about our privacy, and for what its worth I really do like Eddie for Android, but I feel there's a line between user security and user hostility, and the master password, at least in my opinion, crosses that line.







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