Security issue caused by the WebRTC feature
In addition to that, the WebRTC Media Device Enumeration API also enables the website owner to obtain a unique media device id from the user, which can be used to uniquely identify the visitor.
While Firefox provides an option to turn off the WebRTC feature, there is no such option available in Chrome, which isn’t completely surprising considering the fact that Chrome isn’t known fore being generous with options. There are people who mention this block WebRTC plugin. But in reality, this plugin can be easily bypassed and fails to work in all cases.
How to disable WebRTC in Slimjet
To address this security issue, we have provided a built-in option in Slimjet to easily disable WebRTC. If you have never used Slimjet before, Slimjet is based on the Chromium project while offers many more features and options to boost productivity and customizability. To disable WebRTC in Slimjet, select Settings from the menu, locate the option “Enable WebRTC” under the Security section as shown below,
After uncheck the optoin “Enable WebRTC”, you will need close and reopen the tab for the setting to take effect.
How to verify the IP leackage issue is fixed
Here are three websites which can let you detect if your browser is liable to the IP leakage issue caused by WebRTC: