Microsoft’s Edge browser in Windows 10 was seen as a fresh start for the organization who had long stayed with the aging Internet Explorer. Edge was developed from the ground up to incorporate the most recent in browsing technology, with performance matching that of Google Chrome. A percentage of the new features include Cortana Assist, web annotation and a reading mode.

But it appears as though the browser’s InPrivate browsing feature may not be as “private” as we’re persuade. Researcher Ashish Singh found that users’ full browsing history was being put away on their hard drives, taking note of that “even the private browsing isn’t as private as it seems” in his report, distributed on Forensic Focus. He included that “sites visited in private mode are also stored in the browser’s WebCache file.”

Basically, this leaves your complete browsing history in Edge open to attackers, by allowing them to obtain entrance by locating the “Container_n” table inside of the browser’s history database. The people over at The Verge were able to partially confirm, although they were not able retrieve a complete history from their private session. They noted, however, that a trained professional would likely have more achievement.

A Microsoft spokesperson told The Verge that it “recently became aware of a report that claims InPrivate tabs are not working as designed”, but added that the organization is “committed to resolving this as quickly as possible.”


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