Brute Force Incognito Browsing

September 06, 2018

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Both Firefox and Chrome have a feature for creating temporary private
browsing sessions. Firefox calls it Private Browsing and Chrome
calls it Incognito Mode. Both work essentially the same way. A
temporary browsing session is started without carrying over most
existing session state (cookies, etc.), and no state (cookies,
browsing history, cached data, etc.) is preserved after ending the
session. Depending on the configuration, some browser extensions will
be enabled in the private session, and their own internal state may be
preserved.

The most obvious use is for visiting websites that you don’t want
listed in your browsing history. Another use for more savvy users is
to visit websites with a fresh, empty cookie file. For example, some
news websites use a cookie to track the number visits and require a
subscription after a certain number of “free” articles. Manually
deleting cookies is a pain (especially without a specialized
extension), but opening the same article in a private


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