Despite their purported use to protect user anonymity while browsing the internet, 23% of VPN providers may actually leak user IP addresses, according to a security report from VoidSec.
Of the VPN providers tested, here are the ones that leaked IP addresses:
- BolehVPN (USA Only)
- ChillGlobal (Chrome and Firefox Plugin)
- Glype (Depends on the configuration)
- Hola!VPN Chrome Extension
- HTTP PROXY navigation in browser that support Web RTC
- IBVPN Browser Addon
- PHP Proxy
- psiphon3 (not leaking if using L2TP/IP)
- SOCKS Proxy on browsers with Web RTC enabled
- SumRando Web Proxy
- TOR as PROXY on browsers with Web RTC enabled
- Windscribe Addons
According to the post, Brave, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Google Chrome on Android, Samsung’s browser, Opera, and Vivaldi all have WebRTC enabled by default, the report noted.
Adapted from an article on techrepublic.com
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