These days, you can’t trust anything – especially on the internet. You have to be aware of all the potential threats and spyware and use your device accordingly. For some time now, mobile users have been scared of the fact that others may be monitoring their activity and their fear might just not be paranoia as there are lot of hackers and viruses out there.
Fortunately, a new app named Onion Browser, made specifically for the Apple iPhone, protects all your data that you don’t want to share. The Onion Browser connects to the Tor network to encrypt the data of the users.
So, what does the Tor network really do? Well, it basically protects your IP address and such by bouncing your connection through a series of virtual tunnels and makes it almost impossible for anyone to spy on you.
With the Onion browser, you can disguise yourself with fake IP addresses and can entrap most firewalls. It protects your information so much so that not even your ISP will know of your browsing history. With the Onion browser, you can manage or block cookies.
Another interesting feature of the Onion browser is its ability to clear the local cache and can pull down a new IP address instantly.
If you are a developer or someone who knows coding, you can even take the software apart to study it and even improve it, as it is open source.
You can get the Onion browser for a very cheap and affordable price of $0.99. A portion of the sales is meant for the Tor Project and the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
In my opinion, for a price of $0.99, the Onion browser is a pretty good software as this is one of the safest mobile browsers. Unfortunately though, the same can’t be said for Android. But hopefully later, we can expect the Onion Browser to support Android as well.