Bug in NVIDIA GPU reveals all your browsing history even in Chrome Incognito mode

If you have an NVIDIA graphics adapter, its better that you delete your entire search history right now

Chances that that if you have invested in an AMD GPU, then you have done yourself a huge favor because not only do these graphic chips feature a better price and performance ratio than NVIDIA GPUs, but they also do not suffer from critical bugs that would force your entire porn history to be out into the open. That is correct; irrespective if you happen to be using a mobile processor or a graphics card present in your desktop computer, the latest NVIDIA bug is capable of exposing your entire porn history to everyone.

This bug also does not care whether you are using Chrome’s Incognito function or Mozilla’s Firefox Private Browsing feature, because the bug will still be able to expose your porn history. So how exactly did the people able to come across this bug? Turns out that a Diablo 3 fan while loading the game, saw that images from his Chrome Incognito were being displayed on the screen. Since Incognito mode is a mode that prevents easy access to other devices, the gamer could view the entire search history on this particular tab.

Evan Anderson submitted the problem to Google, and given below is his explanation:

“GPU memory is not erased before giving it to an application. This allows the contents of one application to leak into another. When the Chrome incognito window was closed, its framebuffer was added to the pool of free GPU memory, but it was not erased. When Diablo requested a framebuffer of its own, Nvidia offered up the one previously used by Chrome. Since it wasn’t erased, it still contained the previous contents. Since Diablo doesn’t clear the buffer itself (as it should), the old incognito window was put on the screen again.”

However, it should be noted that even Google states that Chrome Incognito mode does not completely guarantee that your private browsing data will be saved on a shared computer. We expect NVIDIA and Google to roll out a fix in the near future, so if you happen to be browsing other websites, we expect that you delete that particular portion of your history, if you catch our drift.

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Muhd. Omer cannot control his love for tech, so he became an author at Techworm to report on the latest happenings in technology, and to educate others



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