Date: 10 months ago   Category: Hi-Tech

The Tor project has begun testing of the browser for the Android platform


Developers of the Tor anonymous network have presented the first test release of the new mobile browser focused on ensuring anonymity, safety and privacy of users. As well as the Tor Browser desktop version the new browser supports work only through Tor network, blocking any attempts of installation of direct network connection.

the First test release is available in the apk format to direct loading from the website Tor or through the catalog of Google Play. The Android 4.1 or more platform the new version is necessary for work. In the current look work of test release also requires the Orbot installation (a proxy for work of mobile applications through Tor), but the final release won't be self-sufficient and isn't tied to Orbot. The first stable release of Tor Browser for Android is expected at the beginning of 2019.

the Project is based on code base Firefox 60 for Android and on functionality is almost identical with him. From key features of Tor Browser for Android it is possible to allocate: Blocking of a code for tracking of movements. Each website is isolated from cross inquiries, and all Cookie automatically are removed after completion of a session; Protection against intervention in traffic and observation of activity of the user. All interaction happens to the outside world only through Tor network and in case of interception of traffic between the user and provider attacking it is possible to see only that the user uses Tor, but can't define what websites the user opens; Protection against determination of features, specific to the specific visitor, and against tracking of users by means of methods of the hidden identification ("browser fingerprinting"). All users of Tor Browser from outside look equally and are indistinguishable among themselves when using expanded methods of indirect identification. For example, except preservation of the identifier through Cookie and API of local data storage for identification the list of the established additions, the time zone, the list of the supported MIME types, screen parameters, the list of available fonts, artifacts when drawing with use of canvas and WebGL can be considered specific to the user, parameters in the headings HTTP/2 and HTTPS, a manner of work with the keyboard and a mouse. Application of multilevel enciphering. Besides protection of HTTPS the user's traffic when passing through Tor is in addition ciphered at least three times (the multilayered scheme of enciphering at which packages turn back in a series of layers with application of enciphering on open keys at which each Tor hub at the stage of processing opens the next layer is applied and knows only the following stage of transfer, and only the last knot can define the appointment address). A possibility of access to blocked by provider or centrally to the censored websites. According to Roskomsvoboda 97% of the websites blocked nowadays in the Russian Federation are blocked illegally (are in one subnets with the blocked resources). For example, still remain blocked 661 thousand IP addresses of Amazon by WS, 329 thousand addresses Digital O

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