HoneyBadger Firewall

HoneyBadger Firewall


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The HoneyBadger Firewall uses IPTables to help you eliminate unwanted data usage, fight against malware, and even block adds!

Honeybadger Firewall provides the following features:
- Block/Allow specified applications
- Block/Allow specified IP addresses or domain names
- Block/Allow can be specified for WiFi or Cell network traffic
- Automatically generate rules to block known malicious sites from an online database. You can do this manually by pressing a button, or choose an automatic daily update.
- View log of all network traffic, including whether it was blocked or allowed.
- Export and Import rules from CSV file. This allows you to backup and restore rules or keep all your devices up to date with the same rules.
- Firewall can be enabled or disabled quickly and easily.

*If you have issues on the Apps Tab with the app not responding or locking up your device, check the "Disable Icons" option in the settings. This will significantly reduce the amount of work your device has to do on this tab.


***Requires grep and wget for certain features. You can get these as a part of busybox, which can be installed by apps such as Busybox Installer.***

If you have questions/comments/suggestions, leave a comment here:
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You can view source code or contribute here: https://github.com/fjer/honeybadger

--Uninstall instructions: go to settings > Disable HB before uninstalling the application. Failure to do so may result in iptables rules being left active.

--This application is not guaranteed to be compatible with other firewall applications, particularly those using iptables.

--Honeybadger Firewall can help protect your device, but we make no guarantees as to the level of protection or safety of your device.

Tags: firewall, honey badger tool linux, honeybader firewall, howto configure badger firewall.

Recently changed in this version

4.51 Eliminates incorrect notification that busybox is not installed.

4.5 Bug fixes including logging and loading of rules on reboot not working on some devices/Android versions. Improved database performance.

4.4 Will now automatically add/remove apps on applist when they are installed or uninstalled

4.3 Added option in settings to disable the app icons on the Apps Tab. Other minor fixes and improvements

4.21 Minor fixes

Comments and ratings for HoneyBadger Firewall
  • (62 stars)

    by Dee Mayo on 25/10/2014

    Hoping this would work better than others and wright away busybox was not detected & no apparent way to set correct path. (mentioning a file to edit would have been nice) #2 enabling a link to Download New Rules seems like a security issue. Why not just provide a link to get updated rules if the user would like.

  • (62 stars)

    by Ramesh Sethuraman on 04/04/2014

    Great firewall and simple UI

  • (62 stars)

    by Jeremy Vinding on 15/03/2014

    Let "blocked" apps connect except occasionally when it blocked *everything* and forced me to disable it to connect with any app.

  • (62 stars)

    by Daw Sase on 13/01/2014

    Its good

  • (62 stars)

    by Albert L. Dianetti on 10/01/2014

    Works w no root! !!!!!!!!!! Good firewall

  • (62 stars)

    by Aurora Wright on 29/08/2013

    Very good and not as bloated as the other iptables GUIs, but... it doesn't apply the rules after a reboot. Everything works fine until you reboot. Nexus 4 with rooted+busyboxed 4.3 stock.

  • (62 stars)

    by Dave Man on 14/05/2013

    I'm running HTC evo 4g and when I install this it freezes up my phone. Have to uninstall so my phone will work. When that's fixed I will use this.

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