Google fixes loophole in Chrome 76 that track user in incognito mode

Google fixes loophole in Chrome 76 that track user in incognito mode

Google fix loophole in Chrome 76 that track user in incognito mode

Now, a new Google report announces that it’s about to fix a problem with the incognito mode in Chrome web browser.

The report said that the lack of technology in the incognito mode of Chrome browser will be fixed. This improvement will be reflected in the next Chrome 76 update.

The incognito mode, in Chrome browser, is to ensure that information such as browser history is not stored and caches and cookies are stored and the Internet is private.

But, with the errors in Chrome, websites can detect whether you are browsing private with the incognito mode. Recent research report reveals that 93% of pornography websites outperform it and collect user information and sell it to third party companies. Because of the errors, websites can easily identify whether you are browsing in person. That errors allow to fully detect incognito browsing activities.

In the incognito mode, there were specific persistent cookies that were used and counted the number of news articles a person has read over the running month.

This can easily lead to a whole set of user-privacy related implications, with the sexual interest and orientation exposure being one of the most notable ones.

The tech giant notes there are serious circumstances under which Incognito Mode users might need to protect their privacy, including political oppression or domestic abuse.

Google informs,

After the July 30 update, there will be no errors like these, and you will experience complete private browsing with the incognito mode also. Chrome’s file system will be disabled in API incognito mode. That’s why things in the browser will not be stored on the tools. With the release of Chrome 76, the behavior of the FileSystem API will be modified to remedy this method of Incognito Mode detection.

Google also said that in addition to fixing the FileSystem API issues, it will “likewise work to remedy any other current or future means of Incognito Mode detection.”

Google also promised that Chrome 76 will close the FileSystem API loophole, so users can browse in this mode that will stay private. Websites will no longer be allowed to detect the Incognito mode and users will count a different experience in this mode.

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