March 21, 2014

Report: Tor Project Leaders Call Out Fake Tor Browser

Now here is a sneaky malware story that you don't hear every day: According to an online post being widely covered in the media (though it appears to have been taken down now) members of the Tor Project said that a fake application on the iOS App Store was billing itself as a Tor Browser and delivering up ads to users without permission from project leaders.  As we've written about before, using Tor to stay anonymous online is a practice seen around the world, and, in recent months Tor usage has soared due partly to user concerns over online snooping. Apple has reportedly taken the fake Tor browser down at this point.

 

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