WebRTC Leak (Only affects Windows)

OpenVPN is arguably one of the most secure protocols for VPN. It uses tunneling technology backed by very strong encryption that makes it real hard for anyone to intercept and decode the information . But some apps, although having the best intentions, might use other technologies that bypass the VPN adapter and leak the user's real ip. WebRTC offers plenty of benefitis, but it all comes at the cost of privacy. It is used by modern day browsers to perform real-time, rich-media communication between users. In recent months, it has been discovered that this protocol exposes the real IP of the users, even though VPN is used. This is obviously a serious issue that has been addressed by the VPN community. The great news is that WebRTC is not very popular and you can get away with turning it off altogether, as it will not affect your internet browsing in any way. 

Please note that this issue only affects Firefox and Chrome users on Windows machines. 

Google Chorme Fix:

Install this extension from the Google WebStore that fixes the leak by blocking WebRTC. WebRTC Block extension install link :https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/webrtc-leak-prevent/eiadekoaikejlgdbkbdfeijglgfdalml

Mozila Firefox Fix:

Please follow these steps:

1. Open Firefox and type about:config in the address bar.
2. Search for media.peerconnection.enabled
3. Double click and set it to False

 

After connecting to VPNBaron, you can test if you’re leaking your ip HERE: https://diafygi.github.io/webrtc-ips/
webrtc app

 

More on the subject:

http://thehackernews.com/2015/02/webrtc-leaks-vpn-ip-address.html

https://ipleak.net/

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