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Google Chrome finally closes loophole that revealed if you used incognito mode

ANI
Published : Feb 20, 2019, 12:39 pm IST
Updated : Feb 20, 2019, 12:39 pm IST

A simple trick allowed developers to determine whether or not a user is in Incognito Mode.

Chrome will now create a virtual file system using RAM to ensure it is deleted once you leave the incognito mode.
 Chrome will now create a virtual file system using RAM to ensure it is deleted once you leave the incognito mode.

Incognito modes are meant to prevent websites from tracking your browsing behaviour. For a long time Google Chrome had a security flaw that surprisingly allowed developers to detect if you are using incognito mode. However, this is about to change.

9to5 Google says that Google Chrome is now looking to fix the loophole in the browser. A simple trick allowed developers to determine whether or not a user is in Incognito Mode.

 

To tackle the issue, Chrome will now create a virtual file system using RAM to ensure it is deleted once you leave the incognito mode. This will easily shut down all current methods for detection.

Once this protection is in place, Google’s aim will be to remove the FileSystem API altogether. Chrome’s incognito detection prevention feature is expected to launch in Chrome 74, before being widely rolled out till Chrome 76.

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