Here’s another term you’ve probably heard but may not be sure what it really means: incognito mode. Today, one of our brilliant IT support specialists, Brandi Feldmann, is breaking it down. Take it away, Brandi!
Ever suddenly see an ad for something you recently looked at? Maybe you searched for jewelry, toys, etc. Or maybe you signed into Facebook and closed the browser, and the next time you visited Facebook, you didn’t have to log in again?
Our browsers (Chrome, Safari, IE, etc.) track everything we do. Incognito mode (or private browsing) disables tracking and monitoring, unless a third-party site (e.g., Facebook) has monitoring in place.
Incognito mode is great. However, it does NOT make you invisible on the internet, nor does it eliminate threats and vulnerabilities. You still need to be careful and cautious of where you visit.