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EFF Raises Questions on Privacy Leaks in Ubuntu

"Technically, when you search for something in Dash, your computer makes a secure HTTPS connection to productsearch.ubuntu.com, sending along your search query and your IP address. If it returns Amazon products to display, your computer then insecurely loads the product images from Amazon's server over HTTP. This means that a passive eavesdropper, such as someone sharing a wireless network with you, will be able to get a good idea of what you're searching for on your own computer based on Amazon product images," Micah Lee of the EFF wrote in an analysis of the Ubuntu Unity issues.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012
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