Windows 10 May Expose App History for Local Accounts

While Microsoft has become one of the main privacy advocates of its users regardless of the country they live in, the company still needs to improve its products here and here.

A recent privacy concern is aimed at the way the Microsoft Store handles data of local accounts, as it was discovered that certain information might be exposed even after a full re-install of Windows 10.

The operating system can be used with either a local account or a Microsoft account. In both cases, Microsoft allows users to access the Microsoft Store, download, install, and update apps.

Details about every installation is stored in a so-called app history screen which technically makes it possible for users to access it at a later time. While the logs of users with Microsoft accounts are tied to their account information, for local users the data seems to be linked to the hardware ID of the device.

Users can’t delete the stored data

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