Posted on: February 19, 2021 Posted by: admin Comments: 0
Jessica Haworth 19 February 2021 at 14:27 UTC
Updated: 19 February 2021 at 21:33 UTC

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Brave browser's Tor feature found to leak .onion queries to ISPs

UPDATED Brave, the privacy-focused web browser, is exposing users’ activity on Tor’s hidden servers – aka the ‘dark web’ – to their internet service providers, it has been confirmed.

Brave is shipped with a built-in feature that integrates the Tor anonymity network into the browser, providing both security and privacy features that can help obscure a user’s activity on the web.

Tor is also used to access .onion websites, which are hosted on the dark net.

Earlier today (February 19), a blog post from ‘Rambler’ claimed that Brave was leaking DNS requests made in the Brave browser to a user’s ISP.

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DNS requests are unencrypted, meaning that any requests to access .onion sites using