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The Tor mode of the Brave browser was just a filter.

Feb 23.2021Security written by Anca Hutu
A programming error made it possible to register hidden sites that users visited.

By opening a private Tor page, users can have all HTTP requests routed through the Tor node network, thus protecting their anonymity and browsing data. This feature also allows you to safely visit sites hidden in ONION.

Due to a browser error, each request to a site caused a DNS request to the server configured for classic browsing. In other words, the DNS provider knows which hidden sites the user is viewing.

Brave knew about this bug and had already fixed it in a beta version, but the vulnerability was made public by a Reddit user. Therefore, the publisher decided to implement the emergency patch in the form of a quick fix.


The Tor mode of the Brave browser was just a filter. - screenshot 01

The moral of the story is that it is best to use the original software, Tor Browser, if you want to browse the Darkweb. Such an error would probably have been resolved sooner. In addition, this browser includes many other protections that Brave does not have.

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Source: Brave privacy bug exposes Tor onion URLs to your DNS provider
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