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Whoops: Dolphin’s Mobile Browser Leaks Your Web History

Dolphin HD, a popular third party Web browser for iOS and Android, has been found to have a potentially serious privacy flaw. The software routinely sends a list of visited Web addresses back to the servers of MoboTap, the company that makes the browser.

The breach, which was confirmed by CNet today, affects the security of encrypted data accessed over HTTPS, in addition to raising privacy issues.

The issue was first discovered by a member of a forum for developers, who posted details about what the security flaw entails. In response, MoboTap said that they do not store this data, but rather only use it to assist the functionality of their Webzine feature, which is a Flipboard-style digital magazine for Web content.

An initial attempt to fix the problem was unsuccessful, but MoboTap pushed out a second update pushed out today claims to have resolved the issue.

Dolphin had long been a popular browser among Android users when it launched on iOS earlier this year.

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