iOS Chrome Bug Exposes Incognito Mode History

iOS Chrome Bug Exposes Incognito Mode History

For those utilizing Chrome on iOS, a significant security vulnerability has been identified in the latest iteration of Google’s browser. This flaw, specifically affecting the private browsing feature known as “Incognito” mode, was initially detected by Parallax, a developer house in the UK.

The issue with Incognito mode in the iOS 7 version of Google Chrome is that searches conducted within Incognito windows are not kept private.

iOS Chrome Bug Exposes Incognito Mode History

Instead, they are visible in the regular browsing mode. This is particularly concerning given that Google Chrome uses a unified search and URL bar, which often leads users to search directly instead of entering full URLs.

This flaw poses a significant privacy risk, especially for those who share their devices with others, as it could inadvertently expose personal browsing details.

TechCrunch has contacted Google for a statement but has yet to receive a response. It is anticipated, however, that Google will address this bug promptly and release an updated version of Chrome for iOS following approval from the App Store.

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