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WebRTC May Be Leaking Your IP - Windows chrome/firefox

Discussion in 'Social Networking Sites' started by waitier, Feb 14, 2015.

  1. waitier

    waitier Power Member

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    I have a long time suspicion that browser leaks IP even if behind a proxy or a vpn.

    This article kind of proves it. https://www.tunnelbear.com/privacy/webrtc/

    Reason being, sometimes you know you've never done shit and are very careful to secure your accounts, but shit still happens.

    Nowadays anything is possible. And this is just a +1 amount thousands of methods for social sites to bust your ass.

    Add:

    Just visit https://diafygi.github.io/webrtc-ips/ from chrome/firefox on windows and try it with a vpn like anchorfree, and you will see your IP is leaking. Now test this on IE, and it shows nothing.
     
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  2. Kevets

    Kevets Newbie

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    People need to be aware that the average VPN may not be as secure as they assume it to be. I've tried a couple which routed traffic just fine while using my own IP.
     
  3. Titans

    Titans Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Now time to use Internet Explorer. Chrome and Mozilla is stealing our data. Old is gold lol. I'm going to uninstall chrome and Mozilla.
     
  4. waitier

    waitier Power Member

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    I don't think VPN is at fault here, but chrome/mozilla on windows. I installed the extension to block webrtc but it's not working either.

    Oh and I tried with private proxy on the browser itself, the result is the same.
     
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    So bad. I'm planning to use Internet explorer. Use Internet explorer. New Internet explorer(Spartan browser) is coming with Windows 10(More powerful). :)
     
  6. waitier

    waitier Power Member

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    I went to great lengths downloading win 8 and use proxycap through VM. I thought it might be the answer, but turns out it still shows my actual IP.

    I am no expert in this field, but would like to hear from some of you, if social networks issue a STUN request or not.

    I am sure webrtc is not limited to chrome/firefox on windows, but it can be used everywhere else to detect real IP.
     
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    Try tor browser bundle. I hope it would work.
     
  8. redirected

    redirected BANNED BANNED

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    tor does the job!
     
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    Has anyone tried NoScript for Firefox?

    This also has solutions http://threatpost.com/webrtc-found-leaking-local-ip-addresses/110803
     
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    Sounds great. :cool:
     
  11. waitier

    waitier Power Member

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    Is this site always that slow or did we just almost crash it? LOL

    This is most certainly brilliant. Went round the world to solve that and turns out it's in their about:config .. Only works on ff, as chrome disables "disabling" function which is annoying.

    I'm also unsure if windows store apps has this, like for example instapic. Maybe I'm just over paranoid.
     
  12. taleeto

    taleeto Registered Member

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    Does anyone know a way around being undetected with Flash or WebRTC enabled?

    Best Regards
     
  13. ORM

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    Flash - uninstall flash
    Webrtc - you can turn it off on firefox. Check for a how-to online. Chrome got an extension to fix the leak.

    This is old news btw. Webrtc has been leaking ip for years. There are new methods to detect IP even when hiding behind private proxy or VPN
     
  14. taleeto

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    Yeah, but I need Flash enabled as well it would raise a flag with webRTC being disabled.
     
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    This old news, indeed. But what are the new methods of detecting IP even when hiding behind VPN?
    Thanks
     
  16. intenso09

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    Set media.peerconnection.enabled in about:config on false to disable webRtc without a plugin in firefox.

    Not sure about IP leaks but your timezone could be compared with your ip location. Also Screen resolution + useragent can be stored somewhere. This way they can create an unique footprint and track multiple accounts down. Additionaly every plugin you use so if someone is after your accounts he should get them if he really wants to.