Not-so-private Browsing


Kit Reviewer
BBC News - Private browsing modes leak data

Turns out that the amazing new Private Browing function we get on Firefox et al is being completely undermined by third-party browser plugins and server-side security. Looks like we'll have to take even more care when it comes to covering our electronic trails from the missus.

Also, while this post was created partly as a warning, I also wanted to point out that the research that uncovered these flaws and limitations in the grot-searcher's weapon of choice is called...

... Dr Boner. You couldn't make this stuff up :D


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I'm impressed by one of the things that this research discovered:

"It found that private browsing was most popular when people visited adult sites"

Well, who'd have guessed? Glad that research grant wasn't wasted :)
Do the job properly and use a Linux Live CD.


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