DTBC-0052 - Deletion of browser history must be disabled.

Information

Disabling this function will prevent users from deleting their browsing history, which could be used to identify malicious websites and files that could later be used for anti-virus and Intrusion Detection System (IDS) signatures. Furthermore, preventing users from deleting browsing history could be used to identify abusive web surfing on government systems.

Solution

Windows group policy:
1. Open the group policy editor tool with gpedit.msc
2. Navigate to Policy Path: Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Google\Google Chrome\
Policy Name: Enable deleting browser and download history
Policy State: Disabled
Policy Value: N/A

See Also

https://dl.dod.cyber.mil/wp-content/uploads/stigs/zip/U_Google_Chrome_V2R6_STIG.zip

Item Details

Category: AUDIT AND ACCOUNTABILITY

References: 800-53|AU-12a., CAT|II, CCI|CCI-000169, Rule-ID|SV-221586r615937_rule, STIG-ID|DTBC-0052, STIG-Legacy|SV-89845, STIG-Legacy|V-75165, Vuln-ID|V-221586

Plugin: Windows

Control ID: 1b68bf025e2522cac8f85b0e954003c78011f3769062bb5f3df3cf2175bc5390