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Private Browsing Not 100 Percent Private

All the major browsers have private browsing modes (it's coming in the next rev of IE) where your history, caches and other traces of where you've been aren't left behind. And these feature work fine for kids hiding their Web habits from parents, and husbands keeping their unseemly searches from their wives (and I guess vice versa).

But private browsing isn't a perfect defense against hackers or tech-savvy parents and spouses. Spyware and other techniques can still track your every move, steal your password and rob you blind.

The answer, I guess, is to treat your private browser as if it's open, making sure your security software is up-to-date and working right.

Posted by Doug Barney on October 01, 2008


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