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Android Malware Using TOR Anonymity Network Makes a Debut

PCWorld, Jeremy Kirk

Kaspersky Lab has spotted malware for the Android mobile operating system employing the TOR anonymity network, a development previously only seen on Windows.

TOR, short for The Onion Router, is software that offers users a greater degree of privacy when browsing the Internet by routing encrypted traffic between a user and a website through a network of worldwide servers. TOR can also be used to host websites on a hidden network.

The Android malware uses a TOR website as a command-and-control server, wroteRoman Unuchek of Kaspersky. Command-and-control servers are used to send instructions to the malware. Read more.