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Computer Forensic Analysis of Private Browsing Modes

  • Reza Montasari
  • Pekka Peltola
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 534)


This paper investigates the effectiveness of the private browsing modes built into four major Internet browsers. In examining the phenomenon of the private browsing modes built into four widely used Internet browsers, this paper aims to determine whether one can identify when a private browsing mode has been utilized by a suspect to perform a criminal or illegal act and to what extent the forensic examination of a computer can expose evidence of private browsing use.


Private browsing Incognito InPrivate Computer forensics investigation Digital analysis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Derby UniversityDerbyUK
  2. 2.Nottingham UniversityNottinghamUK

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