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Thread: Flash or Java plug-ins may reveal your genuine IP?

  1. #1
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    Oct 2010

    Flash or Java plug-ins may reveal your genuine IP?

    Do you recognize that lively scripting plug-ins, similar to Flash, Java, Silver light, ActiveX, etc. will disclose your genuine IP still while at the back proxies otherwise VPNs. This is affirmed on top of the Tor website and too frequented in plentiful threads. Is it true? I visited to a pair of de-anonymizing websites and they were not capable to identify my genuine IP, yet by way of every scripting enabled. I attempted this among together VPNs and just proxies. So obviously this is an excellent obsession, but I wish for to know what is going away. Do you have any idea about other sites that comprise superior exposure techniques? It seems to me that using plug-is will be really going to blow my privacy.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2010

    Re: Flash or Java plug-ins may reveal your genuine IP?

    Flash and Java will expose your genuine IP if you're really lying on a VPN. That's the complete tip of anonymizing entire network traffic. Alternatively, if you're using a standard HTTP proxy then Java or Flash may be nearly or certainly divulge your authentic IP (or the IP of VPN, In case of use of VPN in coincidence by way of a proxy). As far as I know the “decloak” site must be properly exposing your actual IP beneath outer NAT (Java) and outside NAT (Flash). If it at rest proves as "anonymous", you ought to double-check that the plug-ins are mounted appropriately, and besides be certain to entirely put out of action or uninstall NoScript.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2010

    Re: Flash or Java plug-ins may reveal your genuine IP?

    There are two dissimilar possessions we would be required to judge:
    • Tor typically utilizes the browser's integrated proxy settings for anonymizing the traffic. Flash and Java are 2 different applications that capable and frequently perform ignore those settings. They don't distinguish whichever enhanced but to bring into play your standard internet connection.
    • Flash and Java are over and over again demoralized and packed of security cracks. If your computer recognizes your genuine IP, an assailant can spot it as well; he might moreover observe your router's MAC address as well as private files which have your name.

    To protect against both apply a VM and proxy the whole thing from side to side Tor/VPN.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2010

    Re: Flash or Java plug-ins may reveal your genuine IP?

    If you are really using Firefox web browser/Torbuttion and NoScript in excess of Tor, you are capable of successfully avoid Javascript from illuminating information. If you exploit Tor to obtain to a confident website - and could do with to activate the impermanent allocate characteristic of NoScript - I guess the particulars would be susceptible, but almost certainly merely surrounded by the Tor network - and at the trusted site. Through Flash installed to watch videos in excess of Tor - presently believe that your information are defenseless.

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