How to protect yourself from exposing your IP with webRTC

WebRTC allows users to have video and audio communications directly in the browser without any plugins installed. An unfortunate side-effect is that your real IP/IPs risk being exposed and strip you of your anonymity. In our tests weve been able to confirm that the issue is present in Windows and to a lesser extent on Android, Linux, and OS X. We have not been able to reproduce the issue on iOS.

To see if WebRTC is enabled and if youre leaking your real IP you can gohere. If you have disabled WebRTC or your browser does not support it, no IP addresses should show up underYour local IP addresses:orYour public IP addresses:.

Please keep in mind that disabling WebRTC of course will lead to WebRTC applications not working. Therefore you might want to re-enable it when youre not using WorldVPN.

ANDROID BROWSER

Newer versions seem to implement WebRTC. Use Firefox or Chrome instead.

CHROME ON ANDROID

TO DISABLE
  1. Enter chrome://flags/#disable-webrtc in the address bar and press enter
  2. Press Enable under that option
  3. Reboot your phone
TO ENABLE
  1. Enter chrome://flags/#disable-webrtc in the address bar and press enter
  2. Press Disable under that option
  3. Reboot your phone

CHROME ON IOS

Chrome on iOS does not seem to implement the vulnerable parts of WebRTC yet.

CHROME

There is no known working solution, only a plugin that is easily circumvented. Please use Firefox instead.

FIREFOX

There is a plugin for Firefox to disable and enable WebRTC. You can download ithere.

Press + Add to firefox and then press Install now. A little icon will turn up next to the address bar. It disables WebRTC by default. If you click it, it will turn grey which means WebRTC is enabled.

If you wish to manually disable or enable WebRTC you can use these instructions:

TO DISABLE
  1. Enter about:config in the address bar and press enter
  2. Press the button Ill be careful, I promise!
  3. Type in media.peerconnection.enabled in the search bar (there should be only one entry)
  4. Right-click the entry choose Toggle, the column Value should now be false
TO ENABLE
  1. Enter about:config in the address bar and press enter
  2. Press the button Ill be careful, I promise!
  3. Type in media.peerconnection.enabled in the search bar (there should be only one entry)
  4. Right-click the entry choose Toggle, the column Value should now be true

INTERNET EXPLORER

Internet explorer does not implement WebRTC yet.

SAFARI

Safari does not implement WebRTC yet.

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