Close to 20% VPN Providers Reported Leaking Customer IP Addresses via WebRTC Bug

By CircleID Reporter

Close to 20% of popular VPN services are reported to be leaking customer's IP address via a WebRTC bug known since January 2015, and which "some VPN providers have never heard of." Catalin Cimpanu reporting in BleepingComputer: "The discovery belongs to Paolo Stagno, a security researcher who goes by the pseudonym of VoidSec, and who recently audited 83 VPN apps on this old WebRTC IP leak. Stagno says he found that 17 VPN clients were leaking the user's IP address while surfing the web via a browser. ... Stagno's code is based on the WebRTC bug discovered in January 2015 by security researcher Daniel Roesler."

Related topics: Cybersecurity, IP Addressing, Privacy

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