New iodéOS 5.2 beta update

A new iodéOS 5.2 beta is out today, with the latest Android 14 security updates, and a blocker novelty!

As a reminder: the iodé blocker automatically blocks malicious recipients from your internet connections. The iodé interface allows you to see all recipients (blocked and allowed) from each of your apps, the amount of data transmitted and more. You can also see on a world map where they come from physically, and starting today you also know which blocking list they belong to, for each of them!

Indeed, the iodé blocker relies on blocklists built from the open source community. We have selected the most efficient ones among many lists and merged them into blocklist categories:

  • 2 main blockings: standard and reinforced, both blocking malicious recipients (trackers, spammers, malware, …), and the recipient blocking ~6 times more recipients than the standard one.
  • 3 complementary blockings: unethical social networks, adult content, and customized.

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Until now we displayed:

  • a blocking icon meaning the recipient was currently blocked.
  • warning icons if the recipient is malicious and currently NOT blocked (orange if it belongs to the reinforced blocklist, red if it belongs to the standard blocklist.
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  • a tool icon when the recipient belongs to your customized list.

In this new update you can also see:

  • if the recipient belongs to the iodé unethical social networks blocklist
  • if the recipient belongs to the adult content blocklist

A given icon will be greyed out out if the list isn’t activated, and blue if it is. If a recipient is currently allowed by the blocker, the blocking icon simply disappears.

That will bring some helpful extra information. For instance, let’s say you want to block a recipient (let’s choose completely random). The recipient in itself doesn’t belong the any main blocklists and thus isn’t blocked by default by iodé. Now you will see that it belongs to the unethical social networks blocklist and you can choose between directly activating the list or customizing the recipient. By the way, when you click on each recipient, the pop-up now suggests 2 separate types of actions: standard and advanced (customization) ones. We have built a logical tree to put in the suggestion for the most common action first.

Happy blocking!