IE8 InPrivate - Privacy feature leaks data

A privacy feature built into the second beta version of Microsoft's Internet Explorer 8 browser isn't as private as advertised. The InPrivate Browsing feature in Microsoft's latest browser is designed to delete a user's browsing history and other personal data that is gathered and stored during regular browsing sessions. The feature is commonly referred to […]

A privacy feature built into the second beta version of Microsoft's Internet Explorer 8 browser isn't as private as advertised. The InPrivate Browsing feature in Microsoft's latest browser is designed to delete a user's browsing history and other personal data that is gathered and stored during regular browsing sessions. The feature is commonly referred to as 'porn mode' for its ability to hide which websites have been visited from nosy spouses or employers.

Forensic experts however found it trivial to retrieve the history, according to a test by Webwereld, an IDG affiliate in the Netherlands, and Fox IT, a Dutch firm specializing in IT security and forensic research.

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