[tor-bugs] #8557 [Applications/Tor Browser]: Audit and possibly enable safebrowsing

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#8557: Audit and possibly enable safebrowsing
 Reporter:  mikeperry                    |          Owner:  tbb-team
     Type:  defect                       |         Status:  new
 Priority:  High                         |      Milestone:
Component:  Applications/Tor Browser     |        Version:
 Severity:  Blocker                      |     Resolution:
 Keywords:  tbb-pref, tbb-firefox-patch  |  Actual Points:
Parent ID:                               |         Points:
 Reviewer:                               |        Sponsor:
Changes (by fmarier):

 * severity:   => Blocker


 The Safe Browsing service has changed a lot since this ticket was filed.

 I wrote a [https://feeding.cloud.geek.nz/posts/how-safe-browsing-works-in-
 firefox/ detailed blog post] about the Firefox implementation and I keep
 this [https://wiki.mozilla.org/Security/Safe_Browsing wiki page] up-to-
 date with everything I know about the service and our implementation.

 A few quick notes:

 - it's all HTTPS now
 - there are no more MAC keys
 - list fetching is not based on user activity, it's on whenever the
 browser is running
 - the cookie has a unique origin attribute so it's not mixed with the
 other Google cookies (and I believe it will be gone in V4 of the API, Fx

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/8557#comment:9>
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