Norton Secure VPN Leaks IPv6 IP Address

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  1. Krusty

    Krusty Registered Member

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    Please be advised, if you use Norton Secure VPN included with the new Norton 360:

    Since the latest update to Norton 360 their VPN is now leaking my IPv6 address.
     
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    From vpnMentor...
    Norton Secure VPN Review (2020) - Good Antivirus, Bad VPN
    (Researcher's bolding.)
     
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    Thanks for the link, Page42. I'll be sure to pass that on to the Norton Forum Admin.

    Edit: It looks like he tested a previous version, but the results align with my own.
     
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    As for testing previous versions, there appears to be a history of leaks revealed in testing this VPN, and we know what is said about history tending to repeat itself. The review and test linked below wasn't too long ago, just like the previous one. Looks like less than 3 months ago.

    Norton Secure VPN review and test: read this before you buy it!
    To be fair, there appears to be more favorable tests than unfavorable, but if you're experiencing a leaked IPv6 address, what cares you for favorable reviews?
     
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    This was the response I received from a Norton Forum Administrator:
    :thumbd:
     
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    Even though my VPN blocks IPv6, I have disabled it in network properties.
    Here's a decent article regarding this very topic, Krusty.

    Should your VPN Support IPv6?

     
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    Yes, I'm fairly sure the previous version disabled IPv6, which is something I will have to do manually now. Not the end of the world but information those using Norton Secure VPN should know.

    I'm not sure if the same applies to their stand-alone VPN as I'm using the VPN bundled with the new Norton 360.
     
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    I've swapped over to my Netgear router with no IPv6 = no IP leaks. I can achieve the same result by disabling IPv6 in Network Properties, but I choose not to. Norton VPN should do that without me messing with settings.
     
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    https://community.norton.com/en/blo...norton-security-2220169-windows-now-available

    I don't know if they will fix the leaks while they're at it but I hope so.
     
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    Leaks not fixed! Even after disabling IPv6 on my machine their crappy VPN still leaks my DNS.
     
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