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November 23, 2016

Tor-enabled Android prototype platform is heavy on security


A developer at the famed anonymous communication software network, Tor, wants to show the world that Android can be much more secure than it is right now. The developer, Mike Perry, has released a prototype, which he nicknames “Mission Improbable”. It uses the Copperhead OS as its basis and also uses OrWall, an Android firewall that runs all traffic through Tor.

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The prototype platform only works with Google’s Nexus and Pixel devices at the moment. That’s because those are the only Android products, according to Perry, that can “install their own keys to retain both the ability to modify the [...]

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