OS: macOS High Sierra
Apps opened: Only Brave and Terminal
I configured Brave to open showing only a blank page. And I just reopened. No connection to any web page at this point.
Under this circumstance, with no web page accessed, Brave establishes automatically a connection to an amazon server.
$ netstat -Waltn |grep STABLISHED | grep <My_IP>
. . .
tcp4 0 0 <My_IP>.62065 188.8.131.52.443 ESTABLISHED
. . .
$ nslookup 184.108.40.206
220.127.116.11.in-addr.arpa name = ec2-44-240-31-213.us-west-2.compute.amazonaws.com.
Supposedly the wonder of this browser is that it does not do, and blocks, cheating activity happening under the hood. But there is no need to connect to any remote server, and it automatically opens that connection that I never tried.
Is there any convincing explanation for this Brave’s behavior?
I repeated the same test with Microsoft Edge and it establishes automatically a connection to a Microsoft server. Google Chrome establishes automatically a connection to a Google server. Safari was the only one that didn’t do it without any web page opened. I expected similar behavior from Brave… but no “extra” connections to other places, in any moment of my browsing session.
Brave Version 1.19.88 Chromium: 88.0.4324.96 (Official Build) (x86_64)