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.
- Launch Finder.
- Press command+shift+G. This will bring you to the library folder.
- Locate the Brave folder.
- Search for “History” and you can find the file with your browsing history on Brave.
Actual Result (gifs and screenshots are welcome!):
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):
Running on Mac