It's no secret that the incognito feature of many popular web browser apps like Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox is not that good, but Google has announced that it will change soon. A little bit.
With the release of Google Chrome 76 on July 30, Google's promising mode will come a step closer to its name by filling a major gap that allows sites to see when someone views their pages in incognito mode.
What is Google changing?
Google said in an article that the exploit was due to the deactivation of the FileSystem API.
"Chrome's FileSystem API is disabled in incognito mode to prevent someone from seeing traces of activity on the device, and sites can check the availability of the FileSystem API and, if they receive an error message that a private session will take place, and give the user a different experience.
The behavior of the FileSystem API will be changed to resolve this method of detection in incognito mode. Chrome will also work on other current ones or dispose of future means of detecting incognito mode. "
More information: Incognito mode is not as private as you think (by Lifehacker Australia)
Google has also noted how this affects the release of News could impact Web sites that restrict Internet users to a certain number of Web pages per day.
"Web sites that have a bypass To prevent the meter from operating, you have options such as reducing the number of free items that can be viewed before logging on. You need to register for free to view content or harden your contract walls, "it said on the post.
How do I browse privately?
The short answer is not about Google Chrome Incognito.
Although this fix prevents sites from knowing you're there and who you are, it does not hide your site from ISPs or supervisors. You will need more rigorous measures such as a VPN or a Tor browser.
The Chrome 76 update will be available from July 30th. So do not forget to update the update after the release.
This article was first published by Lifehacker Australia. Read the original here.
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