PSA: Microsoft Edge’s InPrivate mode could be storing your private browsing data


Windows 10’s new browser, Microsoft Edge could be storing your private browsing data. Recently, a report from Forensic Focus claimed that the websites visited in Microsoft Edge’s InPrivate mode can be easily recovered from your computer’s hard drive. According to the report, InPrivate mode stores the sites you visit in the “Container_n” table (in the WebCache file) which also stores your general browsing history in Edge.

We were able to confirm the report from Forensic Focus and reached out to Microsoft for official confirmation about this issue. A Microsoft spokesperson confirmed that the report is accurate, and the InPrivate mode is not working as designed:

“We recently became aware of a report that claims InPrivate tabs are not working as designed, and we are committed to resolving this as quickly as possible.”

Microsoft states the company will be resolving this issue “as quickly as possible”. Hopefully, the company will be releasing a fix sometime soon. Until then, you might wanna be a bit careful while using the incognito mode in Edge.

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