Chrome Incognito Flaw iOS

For all of you folks buying gifts in secret for your loved ones, beware; Chrome’s incognito mode has a flaw that allows users to recover searches performed in private. A new video has surfaced showcasing the flaw in action, and iDB has independently verified, that indeed, Incognito mode on the iOS version of Chrome ain’t so incognito.

The problem occurs when searching in incognito mode and then exiting incognito mode and performing a web search on The issue doesn’t occur when exiting and searching using Chrome’s Omnibox.

Incognito mode has never been exactly fail proof on iOS, but this is still a pretty embarrassing gaffe for Google.

The flaw was originally discovered by British security firm Parallax, who authored the YouTube video demonstrating the flaw above.

The good news in all of this, if you can call it that, is that the likelihood of someone going to Google’s website and searching, instead of using the built in Omnibox, is fairly minimal. Still, you have to be careful out there, else your gift giving ideas get exposed.

[Parallax via The Verge]

  • kenzie t

    “buying gifts in secret for your loved ones”, of course…..

    • Antzboogie

      Lmao more like trying to hide that porn you were just watching 😉 hahaha

  • Assaultive

    It seems like only 1% of incognito users buy secret gifts for loved ones. 99% of the rest probably use it for… I think we all know

  • Jeff Ramirez


    • Guest

      That is ixacly what I thou t

  • Andy

    I like “buying gifts” at night time

  • Kevin Guzman

    I “buy secret gifts” throughout the day.

  • Dan

    yes…. gifts

  • bobby_turner

    Real men don’t “buy gifts”

  • Moi

    What about you Jeff , do you ” buy secret gifts ”

  • Mr. E

    This has been an error since iOS 6

  • Glorin


  • Liam Mulcahy


    • Dillon Kirton

      MEMBASE 😀

  • thetomthebomb


  • Chindavon

    I meant “Gifts for mom”, not “girls on moms.” I swear!