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What is WebRTC Leak?

Nov 24, 2015
Aug 22, 2022
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WebRTC (Web Real-Time Communication) utilizes and implements STUN (Seesion Traversal Utilities for Nat). STUN is a protocol that makes the Public IP address of an internet user discoverable. In order to disable this, you simply need to follow a few simple steps:

Mozilla Firefox: In the address bar, type “about:config”. Now scroll down until you find “media.peerconnection.enabled”. Double click on it to set it to false.

Google Chrome: You can simply install Google’s official extension of WebRTC Network Limiter.

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  1. Eric says:

    My streaming started to break down while watching tv. I checked the speed and it was around 150 kbs. I turned off webrtc and it came back up to watch tv. Do I need webrtc leak protection?

    • admin says:

      Yes its recommended as WebRTC helps prevent leakage to third party websites while you browse. However, for speed related issues. How about you join us chat and we’ll cater it in detail 🙂