An ethical hacker’s claims, DuckDuckGo, tracks information on the user’s history


DuckDuckGo is one of the best alternatives to Google. Us search claims to be more secure than Google’s due to the failure to store, any personal information or share it with third parties. It also does not make use of the tracking and display of personalised ads. However, the search engine has now caught up to keep track of the visits of the user. Also Read on – India app Elyments clubs, social media, instant messaging, and puts the focus on the internet

The Ethical hacker Cowreth revealed via the GitHub on how the DuckDuckGo web browser, you can access the user’s history without their permission. According to the @cowreththe browser is filtered out of users’ browsing data to their servers by way of the favicon. This error can occur if the latest version of DuckDuckGo for Android. Also Read: Google being sued for keeping track of Chrome’s users in a privacy mode

DuckDuckGo app for Android, privacy fail

The problem is that the DuckDuckGo app for Android and collects all of the domain information that the user has visited. When you visit a website, the website’s own server, or check that the computer with the local user’s cache and download of the favicon. To see it on the screen, the user clicks on one of the two, which is more up to date. Also Read – Xiaomi updates the browser’s privacy settings, for the second time, this time with a better explanation

However, in the Android app, in lieu of the request for the favicon through the website, or from the local cache of the browser, the browser makes a request to a server. This brings up the user’s browsing history on their servers, without the need for permission to do so. In July of last year, the company said that this behavior was normal. “We’ll have to rely on them, because they do not collect or share personal information in their privacy policy.

The problem is that none of this is to have a compelling reason to store the data on the websites that users visit in a local cache of the web browser. The data for the app, and the organization of user profiles based on their preferences. In addition, they can also find out the IP addresses from which those pages were visited.

After the hail of criticism, the founder and CEO of DuckDuckGo, Gabriel Weinberg, confirmed that it was the first time he knew of such failure. And they can fix it immediately to save the favicons locally on the mobile phone.


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