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Old 09-24-2014, 03:45 PM   #1
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Chrome and Gmail question

I use chrome and gmail.
When I go to a public computer to sheck my email, the sign in page does not have a "remember me" box. When I sign out, I get a confirmation, but after going to other pages on MSN, when i go back to the gmail sign on page, my email address comes up, with a box to insert my password.
When I leave the public computer, the next person that goes to gmail, sees my email address.

Next... in Chrome... it workes the same way. even if I sign out, when someone signs in to chrome, my page comes up.

Now... I have Chrome synced sites, and my page comes up for the next person, even if the password is required.

I can un-synch Chrome, but my wife also uses my page, which get me in trouble, when she tries to sign on.


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Old 09-24-2014, 03:53 PM   #2
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Delete the browser history and erase the cookies when you are ready to close the session. You can also do your mail and browsing in "incognito mode".

Another option is don't use a public computer.

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This is more of an issue with the administration of the public PC you are using. Chrome should be set to flush everything when you log out.

However google recommends not signing into chrome on public PCs

Don't sign in to Chrome if you're using a public or untrusted computer. When you set up Chrome with your Google Account, a copy of your data is stored on the computer you're using and can be accessed by other people using the same computer. To remove your data, delete the user you are signed in as.

they also recommend deleting your user profile on a public PC

You should delete your user profile when:

You mistakenly signed in to a public computer.
You notice a stranger is logged in to Chrome on a public computer and you want to help protect their account.

You probably want to run chrome in incognito mode on the public PC

I used to carry a linux os on USB and boot a public PC from that,
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Old 09-25-2014, 02:14 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by rbmrtn View Post
You probably want to run chrome in incognito mode on the public PC
This is the simplest and most satisfying rule of thumb in this regard... Control-Shift-N.
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I stopped using public PCs for anything sensitive years ago. Too many dangers for keylogging, etc. I would only use one for routine browsing such as to check restaurant reviews or weather.
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+1 Incognito mode.

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