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Question: iPhone, proxy, apps

Discussion in 'Proxies' started by YelpMyAss, Mar 25, 2014.

  1. YelpMyAss

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    I have an iPhone 3G. I used a private proxy to surf - I checked the proxy location on Safari and it tells me the right location where the proxy should be. However, when I use an app, it knows my true location.


    Is there an app to avoid this or a work around?


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  2. akacash

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    You can try a VPN, but the problem is some apps don't communicate through normal ports. I went through hell trying to sniff packets on this one app because it was using a socket to communicate and it wasn't routing through my proxy settings, but rather my default wifi settings. Took a while to figure it out, but it sounds similar to what's happening with you here.
     
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    Yup some apps will ignore the proxy. Because there are other ways to communicate with the server e.g a Socket connection
     
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  4. YelpMyAss

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    Akacash,

    how do I go about preventing that from happening?
     
  5. YelpMyAss

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    Do you know a work around to prevent that?

     
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    BTW - my phone is jailbroken 3G. Any iPhone proxy worth getting that will be fool proof with the apps.
     
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    Is it possible that the app is using GPS to detect your location?
     
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  8. YelpMyAss

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    I disabled the location services and refused to have the app from using it. Let's see if that works.

     
  9. Redzul

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    Well, i think that the problem is you have a http proxy, you can solve this problem changing your http proxy to socket proxy, because the apps use diferent ports to conect or have conections per socket
     
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  10. YelpMyAss

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    Can you point me to a link to how to do that on an iPhone 3G? I googled it several times but can't find a decent how to page or a step by step processes.


     
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    You can to try install Dante, its a socks5 proxy for linux, if you put in Google, how to install Dante (and your linux Distr) you will find a lot of tutorials.
     
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