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Re: The Spirit of Free Software, or The Reality

On Wed, Jul 15, 2015 at 01:09:47PM +0800, Paul Wise wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 15, 2015 at 12:26 PM, Mike Hommey wrote:
> > FUD is easy. How about documenting yourself on how Safe browsing
> > actually works? Hint: urls are _never_ sent to Google. The worst thing
> > that Google can know is that the _hash_ of /some/ url you went to, has the
> > first n bits matching the first n bits of the hash of one (or multiple)
> > of the known malware of phishing urls. Nothing more.
> Why doesn't it just download the full list and do checks client-side?

The full list is huge, so it downloads a smaller list with hash
prefixes, then when it hits a match, it downloads a list of all the
hashes that start with that prefix.


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