Wednesday, May 25, 2016

VPN Security: How to check whether your VPN is leaking your IP address and how to stop it?

As we all know, VPN is a software to secure our online data and information as well as protect our online privacy. When we connect our device to a VPN server, normally our online traffic will be encrypted and our local IP address will be hided. Unfortunately, many VPN suppliers are found to leak users' local IP address, carelessly or intentionally. In order to make the best buying decision and well hide your local IP, you should learn how to check if your VPN is leaking your IP address and how to stop it. Here is how to do it.

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How to check if your VPN is leaking your IP address?

To see if your VPN is leaking your IP address, here is the steps you should follow:

1. Visit a site like What Is My IP Address and note down your actual ISP-provided IP address.

2. Connect to your VPN, choose an VPN server in another country and verify you're connected. Go back to What Is My IP Address and check your IP address again. You should see a new address which corresponds with your VPN and the country you selected.

3. Visit Roseler's WebRTC test page and note the IP address displayed on the page.

If both two websites show your VPN's IP address, then you're safe from IP leaking. However, if What Is My IP Address shows your VPN and the WebRTC test shows your normal IP address, then your VPN is probably leaking your ISP-provided address and you should replace it with a reliable VPN service.

Best VPN service to hide IP and prevent IP leaking

I've tested many VPN services, among which I prefer FlyVPN. You may test FlyVPN on Windows, Mac, iOS and Android. I've never found FlyVPN leaking users' local IP. You can get FlyVPN's VPN free trial service here. You can also click the link to know how to use free VPN on Windows, Mac, Android and iOS.

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