Google Chrome Incognito Mode Can Still Be Detected by These Methods

Google Chrome Incognito Mode Can Still Be Detected by These Methods

When Google made it so that Incognito mode uses a temporary filesystem using the computer's RAM, it opened up a new method of detecting it based on the amount of storage set aside for the internal filesystem used by the browser.

Google Project Zero team reveals ‘high severity’ flaw in macOS kernel, working w/ Apple on a patch

Google Project Zero team reveals ‘high severity’ flaw in macOS kernel, working w/ Apple on a patch

Most recently, the team at Google has reported and publicly disclosed a “high severity” flaw in the macOS kernel which can grant an attacker access to a users computer without their knowledge.

Chrome will make it harder to block incognito browsing

Chrome will make it harder to block incognito browsing

In the future, when third-party sites request the FileSystem API, Chrome will create a temporary virtual file system in a computer's RAM.

Google wants to make it harder for sites to detect that you’re using Chrome’s Incognito Mode

Google wants to make it harder for sites to detect that you’re using Chrome’s Incognito Mode

For those who use Incognito this way, you may be shocked to know that Chrome has long had a flaw that can be abused by web developers to detect whether you’re using Incognito Mode.