Posts Tagged ‘WebRTC Block’

Sites May Detect the Local IP Address in Browsers Supporting WebRTC

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

Even when one has nothing to hide, it’s still sort of annoying to have someone else constantly looking over your shoulder.

Whenever you connect to sites on the Internet information about the connection and the underlying system are available to the site automatically. Information include the web browser and version used to connect, the language, operating system and also the remote IP address. While there are means to prevent the IP address from being revealed, by using proxy servers or virtual private networks for example, one IP address is revealed in the end.

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How to Prevent WebRTC Spying in Chrome

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

If you’re concerned about privacy and you use Chrome, then you should probably take a look at this …

New technologies are more often than not a double-edged sword. While they add or improve functionality on the one hand, they may also introduce undesirable features. This is for instance the case when it comes to WebRTC. It brings real-time communication capabilities to web browsers via JavaScript apis. Think Skype but without plugins or third-party software installation. While that’s great for Internet users who use new services making use of WebRTC, others are left with privacy issues because of it.

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