Websites can use WebRTC to determine your local IP address

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

  1. Rilla927

    Rilla927 Registered Member

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    Wow, some good info here.

    Can I accomplish the media.peerconnection.false in Opera? Or do I need to use a different browser.

    WebRTC not done in opera either?

    There is a little program called Turbo VPN with the white rabbit on a orange square, I put this program on my phone and wondered if it actually does what it says.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=free.vpn.unblock.proxy.turbovpn.xxx

    Thank you all
     
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  2. mirimir

    mirimir Registered Member

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    I don't know that VPN. But do check out Ikram et al. (2016) An Analysis of the Privacy and Security Risks of Android VPN Permission-enabled Apps
    Code:
    <https://research.csiro.au/ng/wp-content/uploads/sites/106/2016/08/paper-1.pdf>
     
  3. Rilla927

    Rilla927 Registered Member

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    Thank you!

    So no matter what we risk it all with these elevated permissions.

    Thats it, I'm hiring my own programmer:D
     
  4. mood

    mood Updates Team

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    How to check if sites use WebRTC
    WebRTC is one of these new technologies that is on the one hand pretty useful and on the other a privacy nightmare as it can be abused.
    March 29, 2018

    https://www.ghacks.net/2018/03/29/how-to-check-if-sites-use-webrtc/
     
  5. deBoetie

    deBoetie Registered Member

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    "If you ask me, I'd argue that browsers should never implement features that may leak data such as the IP address without asking users for permission first"

    Ho Ho. There's the mistake, thinking these things were browsers, not eye-ball grabbing terminals into the Panopticon. Sometimes it's like a week doesn't go by when you find some other functionality you never wanted pops up so you're scrabbling to turn it off again (if they even allow those settings....) - e.g. IDN. Plus absurd defaults.
     
  6. The Count

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    Public IP Address showed IP but the other two were n/a
    Local IP Address n/a
    IPv6 Address n/a

    Is that good or bad?
     
  7. Minimalist

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    That's good :thumb:
     
  8. mirimir

    mirimir Registered Member

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    Agreed. And you'll never have N/A for public IP. Because then you wouldn't see the web page :) That is, because the site wouldn't know where to send the data.

    Even with VPNs and Tor, sites do see a public IP. Just not yours, but the exit server's.
     
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