You may be leaking your identity and not know it! (VPN/Browser leaks)

TS561

Member
This is just some of my personal experience as of late. All of this info may be old news, but I searched the threads and didn't see anything. So I just wanted to share in case someone didn't know. From reading around the board. There are obviously some really tech savvy guys. So if this is clutter. I apologize. With tech I think most people prefer things to be as straight forward as possible. So just do a search for the following:

1) DNS leak test

2) IPv6 leak test

3) WebRTC leak test

There will be a least a few sites that have tests you can perform. Use more than one to be sure. If any info that relates to you comes back. Then you have an issue. You should only be able to see the info related to your VPN service. With a quick search, you can find plenty of info on how to fix any one of the listed issues. One last thing, when it comes to IT. A simple update to one app may cause changes in another. So a lot of the experts that have been writing articles on this stuff. Recommend periodically checking, just to be sure. Thanks for reading, and really I hope no one has any issue.
 

heady muscle

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This is just some of my personal experience as of late. All of this info may be old news, but I searched the threads and didn't see anything. So I just wanted to share in case someone didn't know. From reading around the board. There are obviously some really tech savvy guys. So if this is clutter. I apologize. With tech I think most people prefer things to be as straight forward as possible. So just do a search for the following:

1) DNS leak test

2) IPv6 leak test

3) WebRTC leak test

There will be a least a few sites that have tests you can perform. Use more than one to be sure. If any info that relates to you comes back. Then you have an issue. You should only be able to see the info related to your VPN service. With a quick search, you can find plenty of info on how to fix any one of the listed issues. One last thing, when it comes to IT. A simple update to one app may cause changes in another. So a lot of the experts that have been writing articles on this stuff. Recommend periodically checking, just to be sure. Thanks for reading, and really I hope no one has any issue.
Are you speaking strictly using a smart phone? Or is PC's and MACs just as susceptible?
 

MindlessWork

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Great information here so I may do this to check the VPN connection I use to connect to corporate network as sometimes I work from home.
 

TS561

Member
Are you speaking strictly using a smart phone? Or is PC's and MACs just as susceptible?

From what I have researched, all devices can be vulnerable. You should check just to be sure. The webRTC things seems to be somewhat newer of a concern, but all are a problem. Stay safe, and if you find anything. There are fixes for all of them.
 

TS561

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Great information here so I may do this to check the VPN connection I use to connect to corporate network as sometimes I work from home.

Large companies usually have entire teams just dedicated to networks. So it is really unlikely that you would find anything, but you never know. So you could run it.
 

MindlessWork

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Large companies usually have entire teams just dedicated to networks. So it is really unlikely that you would find anything, but you never know. So you could run it.
If you have info leaks on say a corporate VPN that can potentially open the user up to attacks so tools like the ones posted (and others) are useful.

If a user does encounter things like this they could well report it to the company's VPN support team for investigation.

On a personal VPN (like one of the paid providers) however there may not be much recourse but still informing the provider can help. The fixes as outlined by the tools above can help as well.
 

master.on

Member
This is just some of my personal experience as of late. All of this info may be old news, but I searched the threads and didn't see anything. So I just wanted to share in case someone didn't know. From reading around the board. There are obviously some really tech savvy guys. So if this is clutter. I apologize. With tech I think most people prefer things to be as straight forward as possible. So just do a search for the following:

1) DNS leak test

2) IPv6 leak test

3) WebRTC leak test

There will be a least a few sites that have tests you can perform. Use more than one to be sure. If any info that relates to you comes back. Then you have an issue. You should only be able to see the info related to your VPN service. With a quick search, you can find plenty of info on how to fix any one of the listed issues. One last thing, when it comes to IT. A simple update to one app may cause changes in another. So a lot of the experts that have been writing articles on this stuff. Recommend periodically checking, just to be sure. Thanks for reading, and really I hope no one has any issue.
Besides VPN
it is recommended to use a prepaid non-registered phone/tablet/modem
 

MindlessWork

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Besides VPN
it is recommended to use a prepaid non-registered phone/tablet/modem
You can check out FreedomPop for prepaid service and I have one of their USB modems so that I can use it with my old IBM laptop that I use as a netbook when I travel.
 

TS561

Member
If you have info leaks on say a corporate VPN that can potentially open the user up to attacks so tools like the ones posted (and others) are useful.

If a user does encounter things like this they could well report it to the company's VPN support team for investigation.

On a personal VPN (like one of the paid providers) however there may not be much recourse but still informing the provider can help. The fixes as outlined by the tools above can help as well.

For the first two points, keep in mind that if you do find something. It is more than likely on your end. Probably something to do with you browser, home security suite, or even your VPN settings. For instance Kaspersky firewall can be a nightmare. Also, before you report anything, really think about a corporate IT guy poking around in your browser or home network settings. If the have a user leaking data. They will want to know why.

On the third point, actually home set up are the easier ones to address. Just depends on your set up.
 

TS561

Member
Besides VPN
it is recommended to use a prepaid non-registered phone/tablet/modem

This really depends on your threat model. Keep in mind that Tor, Tails, Whonix, and so on, draw attention. When you start talking about burner cells, prepaid cards for VPN service, and the like. Well those "can" be good idea, but some of the stuff I read is a little worrisome. When you start talking about multi-layered encryption, attempting nested virtualization in VM, sandboxes, and more. Well, you need to really think on what you are about to do. Look, I don't encourage anything, but if you plan on taking a trip to the deep dark places. You had better know what you are doing. Remember that's were the monsters live. Firmware alone should scare the shit out of anybody, but throw in zero day attacks and the like. These motherfuckers ain't playin' dude. I am no expert, computer sciences is something that I just enjoy reading about. I have never been on the dark web, and have no intention of going.
 

TS561

Member
Which site would be best to check all this out for a MAC?

You can start with these. When it comes to your OS. There isn't any real difference in finding out if you have a leak. There may be difference when you start implementing the corrections, but that probably isn't the case.


dnsleaktest.com
dnsleak.com
ipleak.net
ipv6leak.com
browserleaks.com/webrtc
 

mikehunt

Junior Member
This is just some of my personal experience as of late. All of this info may be old news, but I searched the threads and didn't see anything. So I just wanted to share in case someone didn't know. From reading around the board. There are obviously some really tech savvy guys. So if this is clutter. I apologize. With tech I think most people prefer things to be as straight forward as possible. So just do a search for the following:

1) DNS leak test

2) IPv6 leak test

3) WebRTC leak test

There will be a least a few sites that have tests you can perform. Use more than one to be sure. If any info that relates to you comes back. Then you have an issue. You should only be able to see the info related to your VPN service. With a quick search, you can find plenty of info on how to fix any one of the listed issues. One last thing, when it comes to IT. A simple update to one app may cause changes in another. So a lot of the experts that have been writing articles on this stuff. Recommend periodically checking, just to be sure. Thanks for reading, and really I hope no one has any issue.

this is good info. i have been researching this area a lot lately. i have looked up a lot of reviews/did research on my vpn provider and thought of but never actually looked into testing it. i pay for mine tho and it seems very reputable/solid but u can never be too sure. i use ipvanish in case u were wanted to know
 

TS561

Member
this is good info. i have been researching this area a lot lately. i have looked up a lot of reviews/did research on my vpn provider and thought of but never actually looked into testing it. i pay for mine tho and it seems very reputable/solid but u can never be too sure. i use ipvanish in case u were wanted to know

I feel ipvanish has a solid reputation. I use PIA (Private Internet Access). There "no logging" claim seems to be legit. Just google PIA and FBI. It is in regards to a case were some dumb ass was making bomb threats. It is an interesting read.
 

TS561

Member
Anyone using chrome should switch to firefox. Chrome leaks and it cannot be stopped, firefox leak can be stopped in settings.


Excellent point, Google did come out with an extension to stop the webRTC leak. But it's fucking google. They make their billions by being the guys that know everything about users.
 

DROIDKILLERX90

Junior Member
very solid advice from all of you
this stuff is a pain in the ass at first but it gets easier and in the end is worth the peace of mind
encryption is the future, don't be caught w/0 it
the governments have had it so easy, and now that we have been enlightened by snow den and mann ing about how our own govern ment attacks us, it is not so much.
Anonymous is your friend check them out
simple steps render them useless and there is a satisfaction in that
do not let the sacrifices of these patriots go in vain
 

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