Privacy – Use WebRTC Network Limiter for Chrome

Other than using a VPN, you can use WebRTC Network Limiter for Chrome to help protect information that may leak on the internet.

Go to IPLeak.net – Analyze your computer and follow the tips listed at the end of the session

From IPLeak.net You can protect other browsers by following their tips.
 What is a “WebRTC leaks”?
WebRTC implement STUN (Session Traversal Utilities for Nat), a protocol that allows to  discover the public IP address. To disable it:

  • Mozilla Firefox: Type “about:config” in the address bar. Scroll down to “media.peerconnection.enabled”, double click to set it to false.
  • Google Chrome: Install Google official extension WebRTC Network Limiter.
  • Opera: Type “about:config” in the address bar or go to “Settings”. Select “Show advanced settings” and click on “Privacy & security”. At “WebRTC” mark select “Disable non-proxied UDP”.

What should you do?  Use a VPN and use tips on the above page to help protect your privacy.

Example from internal lab  without a VPN.

IPLeak AIPLeak B

After WebRTC Network Limiter installed and set to public only

webrtc

IPLeak C

 

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