Brave was caught adding affiliate code to URLs

The Brave Open Source Browser, which became famous for its focus on of users, has been caught adding referral codes to certain URLs that users type into the address bar.

Η αποκάλυψη έγινε από τον χρήστη του Twitter @cryptonator1337 (τα ευρήματά του έχουν γίνει viral και σε άλλα social like reddit). The cryptonator1337 he remarked that every time someone manually enters the address in the address bar, the Brave browser automatically fills in the URL with a passcode.

This may not be a matter of privacy, but it is not suitable for browser users who expect nothing more than full transparency from the application developer.

As it turns out, referral codes are added not only to Binance's address, but also to other sites such as Ledger, Trezor and Coinbase.

Brave CEO and co-founder Brendan Eich has already answered on Twitter, explaining that this is something that will be resolved immediately, and all affiliate passwords will be removed in the next update.

"We work with Binance and this code identifies us," Eich explained.

Νωρίτερα φέτος, η υπηρεσία Brave και η crypto exchange Binance υπέγραψε μια συνεργασία που ουσιαστικά επέτρεπε στους χρήστες να ανταλλάσσουν κρυπτονομίσματα απευθείας στη του new tab χωρίς να χρειάζονται άλλες εφαρμογές.

“Όλα τα μεγάλα προγράμματα περιήγησης το κάνουν για τις προσφορές συνεργατών αναζήτησης (εσωτερικές στην περίπτωση του Chrome, παρακολουθούν επίσης συνδεδεμένους χρήστες). Χρησιμοποιήσαμε typed-in domains, αλλά το έχουμε διορθώσει ήδη”, πρόσθεσε ο Eich.

It appears that referral codes are added to the sites listed above on both PC and mobile. According to the developer, a fix has already started, so you should wait for the update that will resolve this issue on all platforms that Brave can install. The Best Technology Site in Greecefgns

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