Friday, March 21, 2014

Fake Tor Browser App for iOS Full of Adware, Spyware

Concerned about online tracking and eavesdropping? Considering TOR? If so, don't download the iOS app for the Tor Browser from Apple's App Store.

It appears the Tor Browser app for iOS devices is fake, and "full of adware and spyware," according to a support ticket opened two months ago by "Phobos," a volunteer with the Tor Project. "Tor Browser in the Apple App Store is fake," Phobos wrote on the ticket, adding, "We should have it removed."

It appears from the ticket that Tor Project officials notified Apple of the fake app in December, and Apple said it would give the developer a chance to defend the app. Even though other users have filed complaints, the app remains available on the App Store, and other Tor users and volunteers have expressed their frustrations on the ticket and elsewhere online.


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