Description of the issue:
Some well-known sites became flagged as being insecure. Checking details revealed that when using Brave, a received certificate is for “search.dnsadvantage.com”, instead of the requested site. Other browsers (Safari, Firefox) on the same machine didn’t exhibit any similar symptoms. The problem was eventually cured by clearing browsing data (Browsing history, Download history, Cookies and other site data, Cached images and files, Hosted app data - were checked)
How can this issue be reproduced?
- I can’t tell how the browser got infected. This seems like a dns hijacking issue but since no network settings are visible for Brave browser I couldn’t verify anything there
Navigating to e. g. github.com goes correctly, without being fed fraudulent certificate
Brave Version( check
Version 1.9.72 Chromium: 81.0.4044.138 (Official Build) (64-bit)