Firefox

How to easily forward Firefox traffic through an SSH tunnel (Android edition)

Similar to my previous post about forwarding browser traffic through an SSH tunnel, this time I’ll show you how to do it on Android even without root access. Please note that while I’m sure there are a few ways to accomplish this, the following is just one way that has worked for me. I’m also assuming that you already have an SSH server to tunnel your traffic through. Step 1: Install SSH Tunnel The first thing you’ll want to do is install an application that will actually create the SSH tunnel for you.

How to easily forward Firefox traffic through an SSH tunnel

Say you are travelling, or are at a neighbourhood coffee shop, using whatever unsecured WiFi network they make available. You could either: trust that no one is sniffing your web traffic, capturing passwords, e-mails, IMs, etc. trust that no one is using more sophisticated methods to trick you into thinking that you are secure (i.e. man in the middle attack) route your Internet traffic through a secure tunnel to your home PC before going out onto the web, protecting you from everyone at your current location which would you choose?