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|Name=Disable WebRTC
 
|Name=Disable WebRTC
 
|Short description=WebRTC exposes your internal network IP(s), without user interaction.
 
|Short description=WebRTC exposes your internal network IP(s), without user interaction.
|Full description=Disclaimer: Firefox Hello, and sites built on WebRTC including Airbnb, car2Go, and UberConference cannot be used with Disable WebRTC. If you are not benind a VPN you will benefint from only partial disable WebRTC with Fat-Free Fox: "WebRTC Private IP Address Leak: Note that enabling this option will only block private IP address leak due to WebRTC. It will not disable WebRTC completely. Firefox Hello would still be usable as before."
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|Full description=WebRTC exposes your internal network IP(s), without user interaction.
 
 
WebRTC is a communication protocol that relies on JavaScript that can leak your actual IP address from behind your VPN, by default. This addon fixes that, making VPNs more effective [1].
 
 
 
[1] https://www.privacytools.io/webrtc.html
 
 
 
Source code is available here: https://github.com/ChrisAntaki/disable-webrtc-firefox
 
 
 
If there's an issue with the plugin, please let me know: https://github.com/ChrisAntaki/disable-webrtc-firefox/issues
 
 
 
Note: For a span of time, this plugin switched to using the newer `media.peerconnection.ice.default_address_only` setting. This setting claimed to secure WebRTC, without needing to disable it entirely. Some users pointed out the new setting actually doesn't block private IP address leaks for certain VPN configurations. After that I switched it back, not wanting to endanger anyone.
 
 
|Homepage URL=https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/happy-bonobo-disable-webrtc/
 
|Homepage URL=https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/happy-bonobo-disable-webrtc/
|Is High Priority Project=Yes
 
 
|Extension of=IceCat
 
|Extension of=IceCat
|Decommissioned/Obsolete=No
 
|Accepts cryptocurrency donations=No
 
|Test entry=No
 
 
|Last review by=David Hedlund
 
|Last review by=David Hedlund
|Last review date=2016/04/12
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|Last review date=2015/11/05
 
|Submitted by=David Hedlund
 
|Submitted by=David Hedlund
 
|Submitted date=2015/11/05
 
|Submitted date=2015/11/05
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|Is GNU=No
 
|Is GNU=No
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|License=MPLv2.0
 
|License copyright=Chris Antaki
 
|License verified by=David Hedlund
 
|License verified date=2016/03/07
 
 
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Revision as of 11:12, 4 March 2016

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Disable WebRTC

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/happy-bonobo-disable-webrtc/
WebRTC exposes your internal network IP(s), without user interaction.

Disclaimer: Firefox Hello, and sites built on WebRTC including Airbnb, car2Go, and UberConference cannot be used with Disable WebRTC. If you are not benind a VPN you will benefint from only partial disable WebRTC with Fat-Free Fox: "WebRTC Private IP Address Leak: Note that enabling this option will only block private IP address leak due to WebRTC. It will not disable WebRTC completely. Firefox Hello would still be usable as before."

WebRTC is a communication protocol that relies on JavaScript that can leak your actual IP address from behind your VPN, by default. This addon fixes that, making VPNs more effective [1].

[1] https://www.privacytools.io/webrtc.html

Source code is available here: https://github.com/ChrisAntaki/disable-webrtc-firefox

If there's an issue with the plugin, please let me know: https://github.com/ChrisAntaki/disable-webrtc-firefox/issues

Note: For a span of time, this plugin switched to using the newer `media.peerconnection.ice.default_address_only` setting. This setting claimed to secure WebRTC, without needing to disable it entirely. Some users pointed out the new setting actually doesn't block private IP address leaks for certain VPN configurations. After that I switched it back, not wanting to endanger anyone.


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