When Microsoft’s Edge browser arrived this summer alongside Windows 10, it was seen as a major step forward, incorporating new features like Cortana Assist alongside tricks that had become popular elsewhere, like Reading List and the new InPrivate browsing
But now, new research suggests that InPrivate may not be as private as it seems. According to an investigation by researcher Ashish Singh, websites visited from InPrivate can be easily recovered from a user’s hard drive by examining the WebCache file. Visited sites are stored in the same "Container_n" table that stores tab history from conventional browsing, the investigation found.
By examining that table, an attacker would be able to reconstruct a user’s entire browsing history, whether in Private Mode or not. "The not-so-private browsing featured by Edge makes its very purpose seem to fail," Singh wrote in Forensic Focus...