[Owasp-singapore] Findings on Google Chrome/Chromium "Incognito" mode
Wong Onn Chee
ocwong at usa.net
Mon Dec 21 00:40:10 EST 2009
I believe all of you know that Chrome/Chromium comes with the
"Incognito" window which purportedly allows private browsing.
While testing the Chrome/Chromium browser on Linux, I discovered that
browsing history, even when Incognito mode is enabled, does get stored
in your local machine.
These are the files you need to wipe to ensure 100% privacy:
Under your /home/<username>/.config/google-chrome/Default folder, remove
Under your /home/<username>/.config/chromium/Default folder, remove
To the best of my knowledge, there is no impact when the above files are
deleted as the Chrome/Chromium browser will re-create these files.
Recommend to use secure wipe commands to delete such files to really
leave no trail of your web history.
Have a safe Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
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