Incoggo is currently a very early-stage application (with a tiny development team), so there are still some rough edges. In order to provide the best user experience possible, there are a few imperfect solutions (that we’re hoping to replace / upgrade in the near future) we’ve implemented to assist with things like not requiring your system password each time you launch the app, pause the app, or the app performs an automatic update.
If you’re a very security-minded individual (or you use your computer for very sensitive tasks), before using Incoggo you may want to be aware that the application does the following:
Upon installation, Incoggo adds a file to your system’s
sudoers.dfolder that whitelists specific commands from requiring a
sudopassword to perform. (This allows Incoggo to manage your system proxy settings, kill certain processes on shutdown / restart, and perform tasks related to Incoggo’s auto-updating feature without requiring that a
sudopassword be prompted each time.)
Incoggo overwrites a few system defaults (re: open page / process limits) at runtime for performance reasons.
Upon installation, Incoggo also installs a trusted root certificate in your system keystore. This is required for Incoggo’s advanced filtering functionality to work (unlike the issues above – which we intend to clean up shortly – this one is a hard requirement for the app to work).
If these are show-stopper issues for you, but you’d still like to use Incoggo, we’d recommend signing up for our mailing list at incoggo.com. We send out regular updates announcing product changes and new features there, so we’ll be sure to send out an update to the list once these have been cleaned up.