Prevent Flash from Leaking your IP Address

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  1. lotuseclat79

    lotuseclat79 Registered Member

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    Prevent Flash from Leaking your IP Address.

    I came upon this article by doing a DuckDuckGo SSL search for "how to tell if flash leaks your ip address", and thought that posting it for information purposes might be useful.

    I do not know how to verify it, so if anyone can run a test to verify it, please do so and report back with your results.

    I run Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and apparently do not have the mms.cfg file, but assume that I can add it in the directory where the Flash Player library (.so) is located.

    -- Tom
     
  2. FanJ

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    Tom,

    You can download the guide flash_player_11_8_admin_guide.pdf here:
    http://www.adobe.com/devnet/flashplayer/articles/flash_player_admin_guide.html

    About the location it says:
    I'm not sure whether that will help you; I don't have Linux nor Ubuntu.
     
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    wonder if that really works. just those two lines?
    i've noticed that a lot of people have commented on or been worried about Flash leaking IP and it seems like an easy fix there.
     
  4. CloneRanger

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    Interestingly, i don't have that file Anywhere in my XP/SP2 comp. Now whether not having it would still cause a leak ?

    It's "possible" that my using BleachBit/Privazer etc flushes it out ?
     
  5. FanJ

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    I have it on my XP-home SP3.
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\Macromed\Flash\mms.cfg

    I have Flash installed for IE (IE:cool:.
     
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    FanJ I have the file on my XP Pro SP3. However the part youve quoted below, is that what should be in this file or is that something else? Mines only 1KB in size :doubt: which when I open in notepad pertains to Auto update and silent update.
     
  8. Snoop3

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    good find.

    i also drag a shortcut to the Flash Player settings mgr to the desktop from here:

    C:\WINDOWS\system32\FlashPlayerApp.exe

    and it seems like even though i set it to block all options if i open it up a few mintues later all the settings have changed o_O

    per that article i don't see a way to lock the folder in WinXP(?) but i did try making the settings file "read-only" once and that seemed to interfere with the flash websites
     
  9. mirimir

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    The best way is to put Flash in a VM that always accesses the Internet through networks of gateway VMs as VPN and Tor clients. There's no way for Flash to leak your ISP-assigned IP address, except by breaking out of the VM (which is possible, but not likely unless you're worth spending a 0-day).
     
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