How Secure Is Incognito Mode?


Whenever we want some online privacy, we open the incognito mode in the browser and feel free to browse anything we want without any second thought of the security. There is a misconception among internet users that incognito mode secures your online identity ultimately. Although it assures you are entirely offline, it fails to do the same. To learn how to do it, let’s go deeper into it.

What is Incognito Mode?

According to Wikipedia:

Privacy mode or “private browsing” or “incognito mode” is a privacy feature in some browsers to disable browsing history and the web cache. This allows a person to browse the Web without storing local data that could be retrieved later.

This means enabling incognito mode stores historyweb cache, and cookies temporarily and will clear them when you close the browser. All the “tracking” elements are attached to the anonymous instance but not saved permanently. History is saved enough for you to surf Back and Forward on your browser but not saved after the session. Cookies are saved long enough for you to stay logged into an account or to shop online and have your shopping cart remembered but clear them once you close the browser. The same happens for caching texts, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and images in the current session.

This seems pretty secure. But it’s not! The incognito never prevents the websites you visit from tracking and storing your device’s IP. Your device’s IP is the same in the incognito mode.
Search IP in Google in normal and incognito modes and check for yourself to verify this.

How to Hide IP from Websites?

The best way to hide your device’s IP is using a Virtual Private Network (VPN) service. You can use a Proxy, but it’s as convenient as a VPN.
Download Betternet VPN and proceed with the installation. Once done, open the software and click the connect button. That’s it. Enjoy secure browsing.

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