Mobile Tor Cydia app for jailbroken iPhones, iPads allows users to to use the power of Tor to anonymize Wi-Fi Internet traffic.
Keeping your Net traffic safe from prying eyes is an ever increasing concern these days in and age where govts, malicious users, and even nosy neighbors, friends and family members can all conspire to monitor what you do online with minimal effort.
Originally developed by the US Naval Research Laboratory with the goal of protecting government communications, it’s now used every day for a wide variety of purposes by normal people, the military, journalists, law enforcement officers, activists, and many others.
“Individuals use Tor to keep websites from tracking them and their family members, or to connect to news sites, instant messaging services, or the like when these are blocked by their local Internet providers,” it notes on its official website. “Tor’s hidden services let users publish web sites and other services without needing to reveal the location of the site. Individuals also use Tor for socially sensitive communication: chat rooms and web forums for rape and abuse survivors, or people with illnesses.”
As we mentioned before, Tor is one of a number of tools that people can use to defeat DNS censorship efforts here and abroad.
“While nothing is 100% secure, using Tor is still a very good way of staying anonymous,” we said. “The side-benefit to this is that it can get around something like a simple website block imposed by an ISP. Sure, it’s entirely possible an end-node will connect through an ISP that might try and censor certain websites, but as soon as you find yourself connected to an exit node outside of the country, it’s game over for an ISP trying to simply block a certain IP address.”
With Mobile Tor at your disposal you too can visit whatever sites you choose without fear of being censored.
So how do you get it to work? It’s easy.
1. Jailbreak your iOS device (if you haven’t already).
2. Open the Cydia app on your Springboard.
3. Search for Mobile Tor (or use this link).
4. Restart your Springboard.
The app is free and, of course, requires a Wi-Fi connection to work properly.
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