Wi-Fi Privacy Police

Prevent leaking sensitive data on WiFi

Prevents your smartphone or tablet from leaking privacy sensitive information via Wi-Fi networks. It does this in two ways:

  • It prevents your smartphone from sending out the names of Wi-Fi networks it wants to connect to over the air. This makes sure that other people in your surroundings can not see the networks you’ve connecte to, and the places you’ve visited.
  • If your smartphone encounters an unknown access point with a known name (for example, a malicious access point pretending to be your home network), it asks whether you trust this access point before connecting. This makes sure that other people are not able to steal your data.

Further details are discussed in two papers, a short one and long version.

Packages

Although APK downloads are available below to give you the choice, you should be aware that by installing that way you will not receive update notifications and it's a less secure way to download. We recommend that you install the F-Droid client and use that.

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  • Version 2.2.4 (13) - Added on 2016-10-05

    This version requires Android 4.0 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Download APK 131 KiB PGP Signature

    Permissions

    • android.permission.ACCESS_WIFI_STATE
    • android.permission.ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE
    • android.permission.CHANGE_WIFI_STATE
    • android.permission.RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED
    • android.permission.ACCESS_COARSE_LOCATION
  • Version 2.2.3 (12) - Added on 2016-05-01

    This version requires Android 4.0 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Download APK 125 KiB PGP Signature

    Permissions

    • android.permission.ACCESS_WIFI_STATE
    • android.permission.ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE
    • android.permission.CHANGE_WIFI_STATE
    • android.permission.RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED
    • android.permission.ACCESS_COARSE_LOCATION
  • Version 2.2.2 (11) - Added on 2016-04-01

    This version requires Android 4.0 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Download APK 130 KiB PGP Signature

    Permissions

    • android.permission.ACCESS_WIFI_STATE
    • android.permission.ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE
    • android.permission.CHANGE_WIFI_STATE
    • android.permission.RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED
    • android.permission.ACCESS_COARSE_LOCATION