Brave Leaking Browsing History At The Local Level

Description of the issue:
When I look at my Mac’s Library folder, I can search for files that Brave stores, and suprisingly I found a file that contains all my browsing history under plain text, unencrypted, not obfuscated, just there.

This is a serious issue, as antiviruses or any other apps can access this without my permission, thus leaking browsing history at the local level, which could be sent out to other places for tracking purposes.

Steps to Reproduce (add as many as necessary): 1. 2. 3.

  1. Browse.
  2. Launch Finder.
  3. Press command+shift+G. This will bring you to the library folder.
  4. Locate the Brave folder.
  5. Search for “History” and you can find the file with your browsing history on Brave.

Actual Result (gifs and screenshots are welcome!):

Expected result:
Sensitive information are protected at the local level.

Reproduces how often:

Operating System and Brave Version(See the About Brave page in the main menu):
Version 1.38.109

Additional Information:
Running on Mac

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@qxyctrl ,

Your “Steps to Reproduce” appear to be your recommendations for not reproducing leaks of personal information.

Oh yeah, sorry. Fixed.