New reports are surfacing of Microsoft Edge having a flaw allowing people to retrieve web history of information for users of Microsoft’s Edge browser, even those using InPrivate mode appear to be affected also.
Microsoft Edge was developed from the ground up as an answer to users growing unhappy using their aging Internet Explorer browser. It was designed with the latest technologies baked in and allowed it to match Google’s Chrome browser in terms of speed.
But it seems like the browser’s InPrivate browsing feature may not be as ‘private’ as we’re lead to believe. Researcher Ashish Singh discovered that users’ full browsing history was being stored on their hard drives, noting that “even the private browsing isn’t as private as it seems” in his report,published on Forensic Focus. He added that “websites visited in private mode are also stored in the browser’s WebCache file.”
InPrivate: Not as private as you think (Source: microsoft.com)
A Microsoft spokesperson has been quoted on Technology news site The Verge that it “recently became aware of a report that claims InPrivate tabs are not working as designed”, but added that the company is “committed to resolving this as quickly as possible.”
If you are an Edge user, for the time being we would recommend to use another browser if you want to keep things secret for the time being.
Source: Forensic Focus via The Verge