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Fake security browser for iOS riddled with spyware, adware

Fake security browser for iOS riddled with spyware, adware

In the Year of the Hacker, there is a higher demand for security and anonymity than ever before. So you can imagine the outrage of iOS users when a huge problem was discovered in the Apple app store.

Tor, a secure browser that is favored for its specialized security and privacy, has been impersonated in app form. There is an app calling itself Tor, but is actually just a skin for malicious programs like spyware, adware and other problems.

But the issue is bigger than just a fraudulent app. This fake Tor app has been available since November 2013. That's four months of Apple not taking responsibility for the apps in its store.

The biggest tell that this app is fake is that the developer is listed as "Ronen Drihem."

 

Ars Technica has the rest of this unsettling story.

Don't know what Tor is? Click here to find out more. 

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