WebRTC Leak Test

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WebRTC Security Report 2024-07-24

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Why you should care about WebRTC leaks?

What is WebRTC?

WebRTC (Web Real-Time Communication) is an open-source technology that facilitates live communication directly from your web browser. It enables browsers to share video, audio, and data seamlessly without requiring additional plugins or permissions.

What is WebRTC?

What is a WebRTC leak?

While a VPN shields your internet activity and changes your IP, WebRTC, working directly in your browser, can disclose your real IP address. This means even if your VPN shows you're protected, WebRTC could still expose your actual IP, leading to potential security threats.

What is a WebRTC leak?

What happens if WebRTC leaks?

A WebRTC leak, although seemingly insignificant, can compromise your online security by exposing your real IP address. This can allow others to pinpoint your location, bypass VPN protection, and potentially invade your digital privacy.

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How to run a WebRTC leak test?

Step1

Connect Your VPN

Ensure you're connected to the internet and your VPN (X-VPN) is turned on.

Step2

Start the Test

Visit the X-VPN WebRTC leak Test Tool. Once the page loads, the test will automatically start and create a report for you.

Step3

Check the Report

If the displayed IP addresses match your VPN's, then there's no leak. But if they match your actual public IP, it shows a WebRTC leak.

Which Browsers are most vulnerable to WebRTC leaks?

WebRTC leaks can potentially affect any browser, but they are more likely to occur in browsers that have WebRTC enabled by default. These include popular choices like Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge, and Opera. While these browsers are commonly used, their default WebRTC settings make them vulnerable. To protect against WebRTC leaks, it's crucial to run regular tests and consider using reliable VPN services.

safari

Safari

Brave

Relatively safe
Chrome

Chrome

Firefox

Firefox

Edge

Edge

Opera

Opera

Most vulnerable to WebRTC leaks

How to prevent WebRTC leaks?

Simply disable WebRTC in your browser or use a VPN like X-VPN to prevent WebRTC leaks. Using a VPN is usually the best choice as it secures your privacy and enables a smooth experience with WebRTC related apps.

Disable WebRTC

Depending on your browser, you can disable WebRTC directly from the settings. However, in Chrome, you may need to use an extension like "WebRTC Leak Prevent." However, this may affect WebRTC-reliant apps like Google Meet or Zoom.

Use a VPN With WebRTC Protection

Not all VPNs offer the same level of protection against WebRTC leaks. It's essential to choose a reliable VPN like X-VPN, which provides strong protection against such leaks.

How does X-VPN prevent WebRTC leaks?

X-VPN is designed to effectively manage and reroute all your WebRTC requests to its designated VPN servers, concealing your actual IP address with the one provided by X-VPN. This comprehensive approach ensures that your real IP address remains hidden, offering protection against potential IP leaks, including those from WebRTC.

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How to enable WebRTC protection in X-VPN?

The WebRTC protection feature in X-VPN is enabled by default, ensuring seamless and automatic protection against potential WebRTC leaks.

Users do not need to manually enable this setting. Once you connect to an X-VPN server, the WebRTC protection becomes active, ensuring the full masking of your genuine IP address and preserving your online privacy for all your activities, including peer-to-peer connections.

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How to disable WebRTC in your browsers?

Disabling WebRTC in your browser can be an added step for further protection against potential WebRTC leaks. However, be aware that this manual adjustment may affect the functionality of some applications. You can follow the subsequent steps for guidance on how to proceed.

For an easier and safer way to disable WebRTC, we recommend using the X-VPN Chrome Extension:

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Once installed, the X-VPN extension will not only mask your IP address but also protect you from WebRTC leaks automatically.

It's a more convenient solution compared to manually disabling WebRTC, which can cause certain web features and services, such as video calls, online gaming, and live streaming, to malfunction. Simply enable the X-VPN extension to enjoy peace of mind while browsing.

Disabling WebRTC in Firefox is a straightforward process as Firefox allows users to manually disable WebRTC. Here's how you do it:

  • Open your Firefox browser.

  • In the address bar, type in "about:config" and press enter.

  • Click on the button that says "Accept the Risk and Continue" to proceed to the settings page.

  • In the search bar at the top, type in "media.peerconnection.enabled".

  • Once the "media.peerconnection.enabled" preference comes up, click on the "Toggle" button on the right hand side. This will set the value to "false", effectively disabling WebRTC.

Remember that disabling WebRTC might affect real-time communication apps that rely on it, such as Google Hangouts, Facebook Messenger, and web-based video conferencing tools. If you start experiencing issues with these applications, simply follow the steps again and toggle the value back to "true".

For the Edge Legacy version:

  • Open Microsoft Edge and type "about:flags" into the address bar and press Enter.

  • Scroll down to find the "Hide my local IP address over WebRTC connections" option.

  • Here, toggle the switch to turn on this option.

  • Restart your browser for the changes to take effect.

For the newer Chromium-based Edge:

similar to Chrome, you would need to install an extension like "WebRTC Control" from the Microsoft Edge Add-Ons store to manage and prevent WebRTC leaks.

  • Open Opera, select "Settings" from the menu.

  • Choose "Privacy & security", find the "WebRTC" section.

  • Enable the "Disable non-proxied UDP" option.

  • Restart Opera.

Note: This doesn't fully disable WebRTC, just prevents associated IP leaks. If your Opera version doesn't have this, add the "WebRTC Control" extension as an alternative.

Chrome

Chrome

Firefox

Firefox

Edge

Edge

Opera

Opera

Frequently asked questions

Can WebRTC leaks be prevented on mobile browsers?

Yes, you can use a VPN on your mobile device to help protect against WebRTC leaks. Ensure that your chosen VPN explicitly offers WebRTC leak protection, such as X-VPN.

Will disabling WebRTC affect my internet browsing or communication quality?

Disabling WebRTC may impact the functionality of certain websites that rely on this technology, particularly those involving real-time communications like video and voice calls.

Will using a VPN affect my internet browsing or communication quality?

No, a VPN with WebRTC protection, such as X-VPN, generally doesn't interfere with your browser or applications. VPNs operate at the network level, safeguarding all network traffic, while WebRTC functions within your web browser. WebRTC protection in a VPN primarily prevents your actual IP address from being exposed, without disrupting WebRTC's functionality in apps and services that rely on it.

Does using incognito mode or private browsing prevent WebRTC leaks?

No, using incognito mode or private browsing does not prevent WebRTC leaks. WebRTC operates independently and remains active even in these private modes unless it is disabled.

How often should I check for WebRTC leaks?

If you frequently browse the web and prioritize privacy, consider checking for WebRTC leaks regularly. This could be done once a week, after major browser or VPN updates, or whenever you switch to a new browser or VPN provider.

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