If you have ever shared a log on or computer for your web browsing you'll know how annoying it can be to have secure web surfing. Organize a surprise party or weekend away and then a list of hotels appears in your partners browser next time she logs on. It's almost like you share a common surfing history in the house.
Let's face it sometimes you do not want your kids to visit all the same web sites as you!
There's nothing ground breaking in Chromes Incognito mode but it's a very useful feature. Switch to Incognito mode and your web surfing instantly becomes a little more secure.
This is how you can use Chrome for secure web browsing, simply right click on the Chrome Shortcut on your desktop, select properties and you should see the shortcut menu appear.
1) Right Click on Chrome Shortcut on Desktop
2) Select Properties
3) On Shortcut menu add the following to target shortcut menu -incognito
Therefore every time you start Chrome using that shortcut now you will be in 'incognito mode'. If you just want to use this mode occasionally then you can select a 'incognito' windows from the file menu.
All the web sites you visit are now not recorded in your history, all cookies are deleted when you close. There's no trace of the web sites stored on your computer at all. Most of the browsers offer similar functionality now but most have to be done manually (so people forget). Overall I guess Firefox with it's multitude of plug-ins and open source model will hopefully produce the ultimate secure browsing. I'll have a look at these options in a later article.
Of course, it's a long, long way from real secure web surfing, we still use HTTP which means your browsing is in clear text. Your browsing history and IP address are also stored on the web site you visit, on the ISP logs. But it is a start and at least can keep your PC holding a huge list of your web browsing.