Posted on: February 22, 2021 Posted by: admin Comments: 0

A bug in the ad blocking component of Brave’s Tor feature caused the browser to leak users’ DNS queries

Brave, one of the top-rated browsers for privacy, has fixed a bug in its Private Windows with Tor feature that leaked the .onion URLs for websites visited by the browser’s users, according to a report by an anonymous researcher, the browser’s built-in Tor mode – which takes private browsing to a new level by allowing users to navigate to .onion websites on the dark web without having to install Tor – was leaking Domain Name System (DNS) requests for the websites.

“If you’re using Brave you probably use it because you expect a certain level of privacy/anonymity. Piping .onion requests through DNS where your ISP or DNS provider can see that you made a request for an .onion site defeats that purpose,” reads the post.

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