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VPN Flaw Shows Users’ IP Addresses

June 21st, 2010 06:22 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

AHuxley writes “A VPN flaw announced at the Cipher conference in Sweden allows individual users to be identified. ‘The flaw is caused by a combination of IPv6, which is a new internet protocol due to replace the current IPv4, and PPTP (point-to-point tunneling protocol)-based VPN services, which are the most widely used. … The flaw means that the IP address of a user hiding behind a VPN can still be found, thanks to their connection broadcasting information that can be used to identify them. It’s also relatively easy to find a MAC address (which identifies a particular device) and a computer’s name on the network that it’s on.’ The Swedish anti-piracy bureau could already be gathering data using the exploit.”

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