hello was going over some online security cheeks today i my real privite IP address is exposed for the world to see.. Why is this happning,my freedom Vpn is always upto date and with all settings on. This is the site where i could clearly see my real ip http://whoer.net/extended .Help me Fix this problem. Thanks
I'm only guessing but it's quite possible that you can see your own IP address, but no one else can. I see my own IP when I click your link.
Hi yes thanks for the reply.. yes if that website can detect my real ip than what to stop every other site detecting and logging it. maybe im missing something here..!
Sorry for my reply... not really friendly with technologies and other.
But probably you normally understand situation and nothing can to stop some of "not nice" web-sites detected your IP.
There was same topics (and web have many articles around probably) about WebRTC and other variants as "limiation" for most of VPN services and some of specific background for browser.
As example under community maybe topic, which related: http://community.f-secure.com/t5/F-Secure/Freedome-leaking-my-public-IP/m-p/71994/highlight/true#M17...
Sorry if I wrong understand your words.
Also potentially websites can to track you (when IP not requried) with using any tricks (system configuration: OS language, installed fonts, settings of browsers, plugins or other information.. which can to take website during your visit). Such as.... most likely.. your configuration can be different with other users.
Sorry for not nice English.
Thanks ukko, Very informative post. i seem to have fixed the problem with WebRTC leaking my ip by installing WebRTC BLOCK plugin for my browser. seems to work, for now lol
Unfortunately the WebRTC IP address leak is quite real, and a VPN solution can not technically defeat it. The problem needs to be addressed within the web browser itself - by browser configuration changes to disable WebRTC, or by changes made by the browser developers.
Your options regarding WebRTC depend a lot on the browser you're using. We shall soon post a knowledge base article describing methods to disable WebRTC on each browser. Before that, here's the short version:
iOS browsers, and MSIE and Safari on desktops are not vulnerable, since they do not support WebRTC.
Chrome on desktop computers is vulnerable. There is a plugin to disable WebRTC, but it is not effective. You may consider using Firefox instead. For Firefox on desktop computers, you may install a plugin to disable or enable WebRTC.
New versions of the Android default web browser implements WebRTC. You may wish to use Firefox or Chrome instead.
Chrome on Android: Please type "chrome://flags/#disable-webrtc" in the address bar, and press enter. Enable the option, and reboot the device.
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