FFOX-00-000019 - Firefox private browsing must be disabled.

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Private browsing allows the user to browse the internet without recording their browsing history/activity. From a forensics perspective, this is unacceptable. Best practice requires that browser history is retained.


Windows group policy:
1. Open the group policy editor tool with 'gpedit.msc'.
2. Navigate to Policy Path: Computer ConfigurationAdministrative TemplatesMozillaFirefox
Policy Name: Disable Private Browsing
Policy State: Enabled

macOS 'plist' file:
Add the following:

Linux 'policies.json' file:
Add the following in the policies section:
'DisablePrivateBrowsing': true

See Also


Item Details

References: CAT|II, CCI|CCI-000381, Rule-ID|SV-251563r807161_rule, STIG-ID|FFOX-00-000019, Vuln-ID|V-251563

Plugin: Unix

Control ID: 24af255c98bbeaaaf230590d08cdfb28c63c5b80c04fe7d415204dc98382d7df