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Blokada for Android – Powerful and Easy

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A coworker showed me this app – which can’t be found in the app store – and since he consistently comes across and tries pretty neat stuff I thought I’d give it a try too, and I’m sure glad I did.

Blokada is an app available from blokada.org as well as F-Droid that doesn’t require root, yet is able to intercept advertisement and malware requests.  It does this by establishing a VPN connection to itself, then filtering requests based on DNS whitelists.  Open source software, it also makes use of open lists of known advertisers, Command/Control addresses and other hostile addresses and these lists are updated every couple hours.  This results in a hands-free, zero maintenance security app that is incredibly effective.

Credit where credit is due, this is a free app that will help out a lot of people.  Check it out at blokada.org .


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