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Microsoft Edge InPrivate photos can be easily recovered with freeware

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#1 JohnC_21


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Posted 21 March 2017 - 04:29 PM

MICROSOFT EDGE users need to take care with ‘anniversary present buying', as an INQ reader has tipped us off that the browser's InPrivate browsing mode doesn't always expunge photos that you've viewed.

The tipster told us that he had successfully looked at websites using the InPrivate browsing mode on the Windows 10 browser, which is supposed to provide a level of anonymity to the user, though is not exactly covering itself in security glory so far.

However, he was able to successfully able to recover all the images from those web pages using popular freeware tool 'Recuva', part of a suite with the better known 'CCleaner'.


By using the ‘deep search' option, the reader was able to capture images embedded in private browsing pages with varying degrees of success. Retrying the experiment with equivalent features such as Chrome's Incognito Mode and Firefox's Private Browsing, didn't yield any results whatsoever.


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