Web browser Tor is a popular tool for anyone who wants their online movement to remain anonymous; however a mobile version of the software may not be as safe as users had hoped. A Tor application found in Apple’s App Store has been reported as a fake program spreading malware to unsuspecting users.
According to a report from several Tor users, the application became available in November of last year, however it was subsequently reported as being a fake over two months ago. Although the fake application was reported to Apple, it has remained available and fully operational over the last two months, leading more users to potentially become exposed to the malware download.
“I think naming and shaming is now in order. Apple has been putting users at risk for months now,” wrote a member of Tor’s passionate online community. A number of Tor users reported being affected by malware such as adware or spyware, though it has not been confirmed by Apple or any third party security analysts.