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Avast's AntiTrack promised to protect your privacy. Instead, it opened you to miscreant-in-the-middle snooping

By Shaun Nichols 10 Mar 2020 at 23:03

You'd think HTTPS certificate checking would be a cinch for a computer security toolkit – but no so for Avast's AntiTrack privacy tool. Web researcher David Eade found and reported CVE-2020-8987 to Avast: this is a trio of blunders that, when combined, can be exploited by a snooper to silently intercept and tamper with an AntiTrack user's connections to even the most heavily secured websites...

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