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+ - SPAM: IE8's 'Porn Mode' Leaks Data

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narramissic
narramissic writes "The InPrivate Browsing feature built into the second beta version of Microsoft's Internet Explorer 8 is designed to delete a user's browsing history and other personal data that is gathered and stored during regular browsing sessions. The feature is commonly referred to as 'porn mode' for its ability to hide which websites have been visited from nosy spouses or employers. To prevent login details, online orders and other sensitive information from leaking out, the privacy feature prevents the browser from storing any cookies and refrains from storing the browsing history in the Windows registry. But don't depend on it to keep your secrets safe. 'The privacy option in this beta is mainly cosmetic,' says forensic IT expert Christian Prickaerts."
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