Finding your Real IP Through ActiveX or Flash?

Discussion in 'privacy general' started by steineresearch, Jan 6, 2007.

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  1. steineresearch

    steineresearch Registered Member

    Jan 6, 2007
    Hi everyone,

    I have a question about Macromedia Flash, ActiveX and Java Script. My question is: Can any of these scripts locate my real IP Address or hardware information through a webcam?

    First off, I'd like to share with you that I am aware that JAVA can certainly reveal one's true IP Address - this I have no doubt. However, I understand that Java Script cannot locate your Ip address, unless it's running some other code like Active-X or Macromedia Flash etc.

    a) Do any of you know where I may test for Active X or Macromedia to reveal my real IP? Most of the test sites have testing for JAVA and flash but they do not reveal my IP based on ActiveX or Flash.

    b) If you guys go to, and you click on "Who's Live", you'll notice they are all using webcams and you must have javascript enabled in order to use macromedia flash and ActiveX through Java script - i think? Anyhow, I set up my camera and was playing with my friends on the chat room at I kicked my buddy from the room and asked him to return via a proxy but somehow, he was still kicked for 24 hours and NO MATTER what he did, the program still knew who he was. We tried using the lastest TOR bundle and that also did not work. So my concern here is: What method is using through flash/activeX to keep track of users?

    c) Is there something about Macromedia flash, active X or Java script and the webcam that allows you to be identified, even if you change the IP address etc?

    Thanks in advance,
  2. AllINHERERadio

    AllINHERERadio Registered Member

    Jan 30, 2007
    1 Kicks and Bans people on thier flash player ID. You can change that by uninstalling flash and reinstalling flash.
  3. acr1965

    acr1965 Registered Member

    Oct 12, 2006
    FWIW- I am aware of someone who went to and completed some download at the site. The next scan with CounterSpy showed a keylogger. Were the two connected? Beats me, but it certainly is possible.
  4. itsmej

    itsmej Registered Member

    Feb 10, 2007
    Is there something about Macromedia flash, active X or Java script and the webcam that allows you to be identified, even if you change the IP address etc?
    Yes Java Sees past any proxcy to your real IP .if you use it, it uses Sripts to id you (forward for) and also depending on the ip used thy may also allow forwarding ,Showing your real Ip..could be ether .now to get around this use A proxcy filter .like proxomitron...set it to spoof you ip forewardings.get hold of jacks filters find this all at the site ...
    i Do know AxtiveX and Java can be used to see your ip ,thats why some sites will only allow Java , to able you to see a page ,asking you to enable it ,if its blocked ...its uses the explote java trackers .and off site trackers ,and java sript Cookies telling them who you are ...also java rederects,HTML java sripts
    Probly one one the wort things one can be useing IS Java, But that depends on how open you dont mind being to the nett Pirivacy wize ...

    hope its a help
    Last edited: Feb 15, 2007
  5. Paranoid2000

    Paranoid2000 Registered Member

    May 2, 2004
    North West, United Kingdom
    Try BrowserSpy - it includes ActiveX/Flash checks though it doesn't try to find your IP using these. However your "real" address can only be determined by making a direct connection (using Java/ActiveX/Flash) which should be detected by your personal firewall, assuming that you have not told it to allow everything.
    Aside from the Flash player ID, Flash local storage can be used rather like a browser cookie. It can be disabled - see here for more details. Of course, normal browser cookies can also be used to track a user, regardless of what proxy they use.
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