It seems like privacy is getting more and more difficult to come by these days. With so much of our lives online, we’re always having to worry about what we’re sharing and what we’re not. But what about your wifi? How do you know if your home wifi can see what websites you visit when you are in incognito mode?
Usually, your home wifi owner cannot see anything you do in incognito mode unless the user has enabled “browser history logging”. This feature, which lets the network monitor all web browser activities on a particular device, is turned off by default in most devices these days. As a matter of fact, it is impossible for the owner of the wifi to see what you are doing if you’re using incognito mode as history gets deleted when people close the browser.
Unfortunately, your ISP is able to track your internet browsing history in order to provide you with a more personalized service.
Incognito Mode is a feature of Google Chrome, Safari, and Mozilla Firefox that allows you to browse the web anonymously. It hides your browsing history and other information, such as cookies, from your internet service provider (ISP) and any website you visit.
If you’re using WiFi at a cafe, airport, or hotel, it’s possible that the owner can see what sites you’ve visited by looking at your connection history. This is because most WiFi routers don’t encrypt traffic between their Internet gateway and the devices on their network.
5 Privacy Issues With Public Wifi
Public WiFi networks can provide a lot of benefits and convenience for users and businesses, but they come with some privacy risks. This article explores five major privacy risks associated with public WiFi.
1) Anonymity: Users may not know who else is connected to the network, what their computer’s IP address is, or what they are doing online as they read articles or visit websites.
2) Accessibility: Anyone near the network may access it and use it as if it were their own. The person that connects to the network might not even be using it for themselves when other people are using it.
3) Security: There are many security risks related to public WiFi usage such as someone stealing your personal information while you’re logged in, hackers trying to hack into your device’s data,
4) Attacks: When someone uses public WiFi, they are effectively giving up their privacy to the access point’s owner. What’s more, there is no guarantee that someone else will not be using your connection while you are using it. Public WiFi is also vulnerable to security attacks because there is no authentication process in place on the network you connect to. This means anyone can get on and use your connection without any difficulty or restriction.
5) Shared Connection: The owner of the wifi connection can access the information on your computer while you’re connected to a shared network. They can also track your online activities and use that information for their own benefit without your knowledge or consent. If a hacker is able to get into a router or a hotspot, they could potentially access all the information from everyone’s connection and use it for their own gain.
In general, public WiFi connections are not as secure as one would hope them to be.
10 Ways To Block WiFi Owners To See My Browsing History
When your WiFi is locked, there are a few ways you can prevent the owner of the WiFi from seeing your browsing history. These methods will help you to not only protect your privacy but also prevent you from any form of identity theft. Be sure that your device is connected to a network with functioning security. If you are not connected to a secure network, your browsing history is visible to all.
1. Connect To A WPA-2 Network.
2. Enable HTTPS Everywhere And Safari Private Browsing Mode.
3. Use DroidVPN With An Onion Address.
4. Use Duck Duck Go To Browser.
5. WiFi owners should be aware of the ways to protect their browsing history. As soon as someone turns on the WiFi, your browser history is automatically saved onto their device. The first step to take to avoid this issue is to take screenshots of your browsing history every time you are not using WiFi.
6. Using a VPN service that will encrypt all of your online activities and make it impossible for the owner of the WiFi to see what you are doing online.
7. Enable MAC address randomization on your network.
8. Enable Virtual Private Networking.
9. Disable Automatic Browsing History.
10. Change DNS servers to Google. It is recommended that you configure your network settings to use the IP addresses 126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52 as the DNS servers of your router.