Microsoft Edge's InPrivate sessions may not be as private as you might think

Microsoft's Edge browser has come under fire after researcher Ashish Singh found that it was possible to see websites accessed while InPrivate mode was active by examining the WebCache file. Unfortunately, this means the feature isn't as private as you'd like to believe. After closing the seemingly private instance, someone could access the Container_n table, which contains various data like visited websites, cookie details and more.

This would mean that someone with the know-how could work around Microsoft's InPrivate feature to access browsing data even if you desired to keep said details private. Microsoft has since confirmed with The Verge that the company has begun investigating Singh's report. If you're intrigued to learn more, check out the full report over on Forensic Focus.

Source: Forensic Focus, via: The Verge

Rich Edmonds
Senior Editor, PC Build

Rich Edmonds was formerly a Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.