toggle

AAPL Stock: 132.54 ( + 1.15 )

Printed from http://www.macnn.com

Fake Tor client in App Store said to be laced with adware, spyware

updated 04:58 pm EDT, Wed March 19, 2014

Allegedly reported in December, app is still available

A Tor client on the App Store, Tor Browser, is actually a fake app saturated with adware and spyware, according to complaints. The app is said to have been reported to Apple in December; at one point the company suggested that the app's creator, Ronen, would be allowed to respond, but no news has emerged since, and the app remains on sale for $1.

The App Store review process is normally supposed to screen out fake and/or dangerous apps. Sometimes they survive screening however, and may only be removed once enough media attention is drawn to the offending apps.

Tor is a platform based on network relays that allows users to maintain anonymity while surfing the Internet. While it is sometimes used for illicit activities, the privacy it enables can be essential for people legitimately worried about government or corporate surveillance.





by MacNN Staff

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

Follow us on Facebook

toggle

Most Popular

Advertisement

Recent Reviews

Notti smart lamp from Witti

Perhaps you've already seen our review of the Dotti LED display from Witti Design. Meet Notti, Dotti's "sibling". Notti is a softb ...

Seagate Personal Cloud (2-Bay)

When it comes to backing up files, many users are now looking to the myriad of cloud storage solutions available. There is no doubt th ...

Leitz Icon Label Printer

When you say the words "label printer" to people, they either just really don't care, or they get incredibly excited. This is one o ...

toggle

Most Commented