In the upcoming version 1.54 of the Brave browser, port scanning of websites will be blocked automatically; this is a practice seen on many sites without prior notice or user consent.

Known as G666g1e, the researcher found that 744 sites, including popular ones like eBay and Best Buy, had visitors doing port scans. Some sites use this tactic to “fingerprint” visitors by trying to “track” them, even if they clear their browser cookies.

By default in the new version of Brave, it blocks any website from accessing local resources. Advanced users will be able to create a list of permissions to restrict access to certain sites. The browser also uses filter list rules to block scripts and sites known to abuse local resources, while maintaining an allow list for sites accessing these resources for the benefit of the user.

Source: Ferra

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