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Security Checks to Do Before Installing an Android App

Android is one of the most popular mobile operating systems. However, some Android apps can cause security issues if not carefully handled. They can be badly written which leaves a lot of security holes for intruders, or itself acts like a malware/virus. Therefore, before installing an Android app, one need to do some checks to make sure it won’t cause security issues.

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Configure Proxy Using PAC Files on Firefox for Android

Firefox for Android does not provide a UI option for users to to configure Firefox to use PAC file for proxy settings, but we can use the about:config page to achieve this goal.

Type about:config into your Firefox address bar, and you’ll see a list of options below. In the search box, type proxy to list all options related to proxy. There are two notable options listed here: network.proxy.type and network.proxy.autoconfig_url. Change network.proxy.type to 2 and network.proxy.autoconfig_url to the URL of the PAC file (Tap on the edit box below the configuration option twice to start edit the option). Close the about:config page and now Firefox should use the PAC file for proxy.

To configure the proxy of Firefox on Android using a given proxy server and port, please see this article.