The Tor Project company has finally created the Android version of the most popular anonymous browser Tor. We have collected several more applications and services that will help keep anonymity on the network and use the Internet safely.
They will ensure the privacy of correspondence, web surfing, protect bank data from leakage, and smartphone from surveillance, so that personal information is not used by scammers.
Let’s start with the main character.
This browser encrypts and routes the Internet connection through servers around the world and greatly complicates the determination of your location and traffic analysis. Also with its help, any regional restrictions on the network will not work.
It’s still an alpha version, which requires further development and testing.
Another application from The Tor Project, which encrypts Internet traffic from mobile applications on the smartphone. It can also be used as a VPN service. The user can independently select programs on the smartphone, the traffic of which he wants to encrypt. As Tor service, it is absolutely free.
Secure Internet surfing is the first step and only part of how you can secure yourself online. You can protect yourself against spyware using antivirus. There are a lot of them, but Malwarebytes is one of the best. It has great functionality quality of the work even in its free version. It works in two modes: fast scanning (RAM, autorun) and full scanning of the smartphone memory.
This is not the most popular messenger in the world, but if you really think about keeping your correspondence only between you and the other person, Signal is the best choice. It has chats and the ability to send files and disappearing messages, which are automatically deleted after 5 minutes after sending. Of the disadvantages – a fairly primitive interface.
Despite the fact that its source code is open, it does not facilitate its hacking, but rather allows programmers from around the world to monitor the reliability of encryption methods.
DuckDuckGo is a search engine that does not collect information about you and provides more diverse and relevant answers to queries without reference to your previous online activities and advertising.
- Open Street Map
Free maps with open source, which do not record the history of your movements. The service routes and shows traffic intensity.
- Settings – Access
Android applications ask for access to some data before installation, for example, geolocation, SMS, calls, phonebook, camera or hard disk. According to the rules of the operating system, the user must allow or deny access to this data. That is, you decide what you are giving access to, and what you are not. If the application does not work without access, for example, to your contacts, you can decide not to install it.
All permissions can be viewed in the access settings.