Opera Mini on Android also a Proxy-Browser

Today Marc Ruef released an article about Opera Mini on the iPhone and pointed out that all traffic is routed through Opera’s own proxy server. Opera isn’t allowed to use his own rendering engine on the iPhone because of Apple’s strict license. Opera Mini just provides another frontend for Apple’s safari engine, while the rendering happens on Opera’s server.
Users of Opera Mini should be aware that all their traffic could be analysed and used for data mining.

A quick test reveals that the Android version of Opera Mini also uses Opera’s own server as a proxy.

t09-07.opera-mini.net – – [16/Apr/2010:13:27:39 +0200] „GET /blog HTTP/1.1“ 301 198 „http://www.carrier-lost.org/blog/about/“ „Opera/9.80 (J2ME/MIDP; Opera Mini/5.0.18302/764; U; en) Presto/2.4.15“
t09-07.opera-mini.net – – [16/Apr/2010:13:27:39 +0200] „GET /blog/ HTTP/1.1“ 200 3886 „http://www.carrier-lost.org/blog/about/“ „Opera/9.80 (J2ME/MIDP; Opera Mini/5.0.18302/764; U; en) Presto/2.4.15“
t09-07.opera-mini.net – – [16/Apr/2010:13:27:39 +0200] „GET /blog/wp-content/themes/decoder/img/bg-meta.gif HTTP/1.1“ 404 2400 „http://www.carrier-lost.org/blog/“ „Opera/9.80 (J2ME/MIDP; Opera Mini/5.0.18302/764; U; en) Presto/2.4.15“

Where t09-07.opera-mini.net is the proxy server.

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