Internet Explorer 8 – InPrivate Browsing

I would try not to read email, logon to social network and check account balance on public computer; because I never know who is watching me on a public computer.  However, if I have to use public computer, there are ways that can minimize the risk of identity theft.  InPrivate Browsing in Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) is one of the options.

When InPrivate Browsing is on, browsing history, temporary Internet files, form data, cookies, and usernames and passwords would not be retained by the browser.

You can turn on InPrivate Browsing by enabling it from the Safety button on the top right corner of the browser window or press Ctrl+Shift+P.


Once you complete this action, Internet Explorer 8 will launch a new browser session that won’t record any information, including searches or webpage visits.


But please bear in mind that InPrivate Browsing would not eliminate the risk of identity thief; so the best measure is still not to use public computer and unsecured WiFi.

Andrew Chan is the owner and founder of ALG Inc.

About Andrew Chan
Andrew Chan is an Business Consultant who gives you accurate, consistent and timely information so that you can make better and faster decisions. He is an Associate of Society of Actuaries with over 20 years of IT experience. Apart from strong analytical skills and proven technical background, he was also a former system director at Manulife who had extensive project management experience. If you are looking for someone to gather, consolidate, validate, visualize and analyze data, look no further! Andrew can provide the most cost effective business analytics solution so that you can explore, optimize, predict and visualize your business. Don’t guess on any decision, no matter it is finance, operation, marketing or sales! Always ask for evidence!

One Response to Internet Explorer 8 – InPrivate Browsing

  1. Nick says:

    Good tip!

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