Experts have identified how their web browser’s ‘private mode’ setting is also vulnerable to hackers.Most web browsers offer a private mode, intended to leave no trace of surfing history on the computer.
Even if private browsing is enabled, details relating to the key remain stored on the computer’s hard drive, allowing a hacker to establish that a particular site had been visited.
A hacker could "guess what sites you’ve been to based on traces left behind," New Scientist quoted Jackson as saying.
These attacks on privacy do not require a great deal of technical sophistication and could easily be built into forensics tools. Any attacker with the knowledge to exploit the weaknesses would probably look to other attacks first, which may yield more detailed information.
If someone is capable of tracking your browsing habits in this way, then they are probably also tech-savvy enough to know about commercial spyware which could much more effectively track your computer use.
When using Google Chrome on of my friend told that the a circle which appears before the page is fully loaded rotates in both directions and also the colour also changes. After that what I found was
It appears as if the circle is rolling counter-clockwise when the browser is in the following states:
- Resolving hostname
- Connecting to server
- Waiting for response (before first byte being sent from server?)
Whereas the circle appears to be rolling clockwise when the browser is in the following states:
- Loading the page or referenced resources
When the site is being resolved, Chrome will display this gray line, revolving slowly, counter-clockwise.
When the site is found and is being loaded, Chrome will show this blue line, revolving quickly, clockwise.
Most of us who use chrome think at times is it possible to search using different search engines using the Omnibar(chrome’s address bar),because most of set default search engine as Google and always end up with search results in Google search.What if you wanted to search YouTube for videos?Most people type www.youtube.com in the omnibar and then search this might be comfortable for some.Actually Google taken care of this,Just follow these steps and you can search from the search engine of your choice
- Click on the tool like icon in the chrome window.
- Then in that choose options.
- in the options window choose Basics.
- In this there will be an option “Default Search”.Near that there will be an button labelled “Manage” .Click on that.
- A Window like this appear.
In that Select the search engine of your wish and click “Edit” button.A window like this will appear.
Enter the keyword for the search engine.I have entered “Gug” to Google.From now onwards when when you type gug in omnibar it will appear like this
Now you can press tab and search in search engine of your choice.