AdGuard & AdGuard Pro for iOS 1.3.3

Hello!

Every time Apple releases a new iPhone there is a huge hype wave in news and social media, and iPhone X has not been an exception. Looks like a perfect time to release a new AdGuard for iOS version, doesn't it? The new version makes a strong emphasis on improving the Content blocker part, so the changelog won't differ much for regular and Pro versions. Renovated Assistant and the new “Invert whitelist” option are the headliners, with few pesky bugs eliminated along the way.

Assistant new looks


[Changed] Assistant in the Safari extension #469

We have unified the Assistant code, so that it’s the same across the board now: AdGuard for Windows & Mac, AdGuard for iOS, browser extensions — you name it. While at it, we have changed the exterior a bit (hopefully, for the better). As a side effect, there’s temporarily no ‘Preview’ option, but it will be added in the next version.

Inverted whitelist


[Added] Inverted whitelist setting #431

This is a quite narrow option, but some users will definitely find it useful. By inverting the whitelist (which you can do in the Advanced settings, by the way) you will switch AdGuard into a special mode that doesn’t block ads anywhere by default, but filters all websites that you add to this list. The inverted whitelist is independent from the regular whitelist, so you can have them both configured as you find appropriate and switch between the modes depending on your current goals.

iPhone X support


[Improved] Added scaling support for iPhone X (18:9) #513

Hey, an actual issue that concerns iPhone X! Upon the release of iPhone X some of AdGuard interface panels looked pretty ugly. We had to do some work to make it look smooth and natural for all those lucky owners of the newest Apple flagship device :)

In conclusion

As always, I didn't list the full changelog here. For the especially curious we always have one on GitHub, but there's no earthshaking changes or giant bugfixes there, you can have my word on it. Do you like the new version? What do you want to see in the next one? Comments are open to all and any opinions, as usual.

Vasily Bagirov on AdGuard for iOS Release Notes
December 12, 2017
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Twice the releases, twice the fun

Hello, guys and gals!

Today's article is a very short one: I just want to let all of you know about two minor updates: for AdGuard for Android and AdGuard for Windows, respectively. They are not big enough of updates to be worthy of a full-scale post, but couldn't be left unnoticed either. Below is a short extract of the most important changes and fixes that went into the new versions.

Crypto-Streaming Strikes Back

Brief summary: while hardening AdGuard’s crypto-jacking protection, we discovered four involved popular websites (mostly streaming) with an aggregated audience of almost a billion people.

We have already told you in our blog (part 1, part 2, part 3) about the problem of stealth mining (the so-called "cryptojacking"), but this story is not going to end. Just two(!) months after its first launch, this technology has been used on thousands of websites with a total estimated traffic of a billion(!) monthly visits. Now, after an additional three weeks have passed, we must regretfully report that cryptomining has soared to even greater heights.

Ad blockers were first to respond to this new menace and implement protection against mining on websites. Thanks to the popularity of ad blockers, a significant portion of Internet users received the necessary protection in a very timely manner. Naturally, "crypto-jackers" are not pleased with this counteraction.