WebRTC exposed IP addresses

Your browser is exposing IP addresses to sites that you visit.

IP Address
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Type
Public IPv4
Status
Potential Leak

Not Protected

Your private information may be compromised, even if you’re using a VPN.

WebRTC feature is disabled or not available

What is WebRTC?

WebRTC is a protocol needed for video chat and voice applications. WebRTC is used in applications such as Google Hangouts or Discord and allows you to use these applications in a browser..

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What is a WebRTC Leak?

WebRTC stands for Web Real-Time Communication. As the name suggests, this technology allows for real-time communication between browsers without requiring an intermediate server (after the connection has been already established). The benefits of WebRTC include:

  • Reduced latency for video chat, audio chat, live streaming, and large file sharing

  • It’s free to companies opt to use it to reduce costs

  • It’s open-source software

  • It’s available for mobile applications

  • It offers better sound quality to Flash with adjustable built-in microphone settings

Although WebRTC was originally developed by Google, many browsers support this technology, including Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, Google Chrome and Safari.

WebRTC is most notably recognized for its ability to enhance video and audio chats, but it is also useful for other applications requiring large data transfers, such as the transfer of data.

If I Have A WebRTC Leak What Does This Mean?

A WebRTC leak exposes your IP address via the WebRTC technology. This is problematic as it contains all the same risk of an IP Leak but via a different vector.

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Does A WebRTC Leak Affect VPN Users?

Yes, a WebRTC leak will expose your real IP address which means all the protection the VPN may offer will be lost. Luckily WebRTC can be easily secured either through browser hardening.