Websites can use WebRTC to determine your local IP address

Discussion in 'privacy problems' started by mvario, Jan 27, 2015.

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    A Firefox extension is now available, called "Disable WebRTC", which appears to prevent Web RTC from determining your IP Address.

    I don't know if this is as effective as making adjustments in Firefox Configuration (I am sure I read something about the Chrome extension not working if there was an I-Frame involved, but I can't seem find where I read that now:oops:).

    As MisterB said, a VPNed router seems like a good idea.
     
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    OK does uBlock Origin WebRTC block option actually work on Chrome?
     
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    Yes.
     
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    thye used to say "Do no evil" iirc. then someone waved a few billion in front of they nose and brin or page was then saying "what, you didnt really think you had any privacy on the internet did you? hahahaha"
     
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    Maybe they should have been honest and said "Do less evil". Compared to some big corporations like Monsanto, they are saints but they are still a huge for profit corporation. They've never been about privacy and don't expect it if you use their products. The opt outs are a bit better these days. I just found that I can reset my "Unique advertiser ID" in a Google account in my new android phone any time I want. An app that would do that every few minutes would be nice.
     
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    I know this comment is 2 years since the last made. But, I was checking the difference in Privacy/Ad blockers, and I only found out about webRTC, just now. I am using Opera browser, in the main for my internet browsing. Apparently, I just found out the Privacy Badger extension when enabled under 'Security' settings in Opera has control of webRTC. I use both Ghostery and Privacy Badger, together. Maybe, I am misunderstanding what, or how it works.

    Differences between Privacy-Ad Blockers_01.JPG > Differences between Privacy-Ad Blockers_02.JPG
     
  10. Tarnak

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    I ran the test, and I seem to have passed:

    Test site_webRTC_01.JPG
     
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    I don't know about Opera, but I think in Chrome only the last extension installed can block webRTC. So if you install uBO, then ScriptSafe for example, the job gets done by ScriptSafe.

    * DISCLAIMER: I think that's how it works in Chrome anyway.
     
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    Thanks ....Not sure, but is this OK?

    Test site_webRTC_02.JPG

    I didn't search a site, so am I supposed to do that?
     
  14. Tarnak

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    I don't know about Chrome, since I don't use that. I won't install, just to test it. ;)
     
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    Fair enough too, but isn't Opera based on Chromium now?
     
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    In Chrome using TunnelBear Blocker, "Device Enumeration": and "Has Microphone" = False.
     
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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opera_(web_browser)
     
  19. Tarnak

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    @Krusty

    All these (different) web engines.... enough to drive one crazy! ;)
     
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    Yeah, too much thinkin' for my rusty gears, so I just don't think about it. :)
     
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    That's strange. Privacy Badger didn't report a tracker there on my VM.

    But yes, N/A for IPs is what you want.
     
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    an I ask you somenthing?

    is there a trick to make it look as web-rtc had never been turned off but still leaving it different from the original web-rtc?

    Basically I don't want to turn web-rtc off, but I want that a web site sees it like a totally different web-rtc
     
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