09-21-2015 08:10 AM - edited 09-21-2015 08:11 AM
Does anybody already try with success to block Psiphon (https://www.psiphon3.com) ?
It's quite easy when psiphon is configured in VPN mode but how can I do that when VPN is not used ?
Thanks in advance for sharing.
09-23-2015 06:19 AM
Thx for your help.
But it seem it's not enaugh for blocking psiphon 😞
I ask for new app.
10-08-2015 12:39 AM
After opening a case, the answer is: Decryption enabled (blocking unsupported cypher-suite) + denying 'psiphon' application in security policy should be enough.
Need to be tested.
10-08-2015 07:45 AM
Hi, can you elaborate more of your settings?
Decrypting all or just specific sites/url categories?
12-08-2015 12:19 AM - edited 12-08-2015 12:36 AM
In my experience SSL decryption and blocking the application Psiphon was not enough, it was only the first step. Psihon was stll able to connect. I discovered that Psiphon creates a Proxy service on localhost and changes proxy settings in browser to redirect browser traffic over Psiphon application. Psiphon application then forwards the traffic to the internet by its own sneaky methods:) I did Wireshark analysis and discovered that after SSL connection was blocked by PAN, Psiphon created a gzip encoded streaming tunel over tcp port 80 and PAN recognised it as "web-browsing" which was allowed. I tried to create a custom application but without success.
We successfully blocked the Psiphon by implementing SSL Decryption, blocking Psiphon application in the security policy and also by preventing users from changing their proxy settings using domain group policy.
Creating custom application signature for port 80 traffic and blocking it in the security policy on PAN would be more elegant but my signature caused too many false positives and it was easier to create a group policy.
12-10-2015 01:09 AM
from my testing, blocking just Psiphon while using decryption was not enough. If you leave the client to try and connect long enough, it will still connect.
The best results I've got was by blocking the following:
ipsec (not ipsec-udp)
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