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Tor network used to command Skynet botnet

Other botnet operators might use Tor to hide their command and control servers in the future, researchers say

By Lucian Constantin, IDG News Service
December 07, 2012 02:05 PM ET

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"One countermeasure that companies or ISPs could eventually enforce in their firewall is to drop all packets that originate from known TOR nodes, in order to minimize the amount of potentially malicious traffic they receive," Botezatu said. "Of course, they might also end up blacklisting a number of legit Tor users looking for anonymity."

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