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Win10 Edge browsers are exposed to security problems: sending full URL addresses to Microsoft's backend

via:博客园     time:2019/7/23 18:37:54     readed:137

Author: Wannan

Privacy security has been put on the stage more and more, especially in the era of the increasingly developed Internet.

Matt Weeks, a security researcher, recently reported thatWindows 10's own Edge browser will send users almost all the URL addresses to Microsoft's back-end server for browsing web pages, as well as a plaintext security account identification ID.

The reason for this is Edge's Smart Screen filter function, Microsoft emphasizes that its working mechanism is to compare web site data in order to alert users when visiting high-risk websites.

However, Weeks says Microsoft clearly has a better alternative. Take Google Chrome, Firefox, and Safari browsers as examples. They do not transmit URL addresses, but compare the 4-bit URL header hash with the malicious list hash to better protect user privacy.

Microsoft has not yet indicated whether it will make any improvements.

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