Hosts file ignored

REPRODUCIBILITY (100%, always):
BUILD ID = OS VERSION (4.0.1.48):
HARDWARE (Xperia X F5121):
UI LANGUAGE: Russian ( Hungarian, English )
REGRESSION: (compared to previous public release: Yes):

DESCRIPTION:

My life is mine. Not for google, facebook or others…

I use my own hosts file, which is ignored by the operating system.

I use the same hosts file on my desktop under Debian Linux. If I type in a 127.0.0.1 IP-disabled website on the desktop, I receive the error message, that the server is not available. It’s the right.
If I enter the same address in the phone browser, the web pages normally works. It’s not right.
Here’s a piece of the hosts file. You can see that both sites are banned.

PRECONDITIONS:

STEPS TO REPRODUCE:

EXPECTED RESULT:

Forbidden pages should not be loaded.

ACTUAL RESULT:

Banned pages are loaded.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

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I would say a duplicate of

Workaround is described there.
Or just install Defender II (which has this hack).

Or wait for Jolla to possibly fix this soon™ but up to now it seems no one has noticed so i would not expect it to be fixed in new release.
Or maybe be surprised :wink:

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Hi!
I’m sorry, I was careless, and many thanks for your answer.
I used the browser knowing it would take into account my own security settings.
This is a serious security risk, that provides personal information without the user’s knowledge. I discovered it by accident, too.
Off.
If someone doesn’t want - can - live without google, go buy an android phone…
On.
Jolla says : security and privacy are important.
To fix the problem, unfortunately, I have to avoid using the browser.
:face_with_raised_eyebrow:

I installed the app and it works perfectly in the normal sessions of the browser. It does not apply to the private browsing sessions for some reason. I will check if I missed a setting.

This I never experienced. So…

But it also does not belong here but more in the defender thread then, or?

For me, host file works as expected with private browsing. I use hosty (https://github.com/astrolince/hosty) instead of Defender II

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