Author Topic: True IP detected by HTTPS  (Read 11731 times)

Offline Katelee

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True IP detected by HTTPS
« on: February 07, 2012, 06:22:05 AM »
My true IP is occasionally detected when I access HTTPS based ip check websites (for instance, https://ipcheckit.com, https://www.whatismyip.com, http://ip-check.info/?lang=en, which will run the HTTPS ip test,... etc) via CTC.

It can be fixed temporarily by resetting the TCP/IP stack, bυt іt always comes back a while later.

This happens on both XP and 7.

Would you please tell me how to fix it so that my true IP would not be revealed when I access HTTPS based websites?

Thanks.

-Lisa

Offline dlimonov

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Re: True IP detected by HTTPS
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2012, 07:09:01 AM »
Probably, you have some specific network and/or browser settings, e.g. proxy in browser setup.

Offline Katelee

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Re: True IP detected by HTTPS
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2012, 10:12:42 PM »
dlimonov,
Thanks for the reply.

Browser settings don't matter under a VPN, do they?

Anyway, I also thought it might have something to do with my network settings.
So, I reset my TCP/IP stack and repaired WINSOCK2.
It seems to fix the issue temporarily but it always come back after a while.

BTW, am I the only one who has this issue?

Although I hadn't noticed that it was caused by HTTPS until I began to use a Firefox add-on called and a Chrome extension called KB SSL Enforcer or HTTPS Enforcer, I've seen the ip leak issue for the past three years or so.
In the meantime I have clean installed my system several times.
So i doubt it has anything to do with my PC's configurations.

Also, I haven't found anyone who has the same issue on the net, but, I suspect that not many people would have checked their IP addresses via HTTPS...

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Re: True IP detected by HTTPS
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2012, 10:28:13 PM »
Try disabling any plugins you may have installed, flash in particular is notorious for leaking over VPNs.
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Offline Katelee

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Re: True IP detected by HTTPS
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2012, 03:19:24 PM »
Radaghast,
Thhanks for the reply.

Try disabling any plugins you may have installed, flash in particular is notorious for leaking over VPNs.

Is this true? Isn't a VPN supposed to anonymize all network traffic?

Anyway, disabling Flash or any other plug-ins didn't help for me.

Just to make sure, I visited http://stayinvisible.com and http://whoer.net/extended and their flash tests didn't detect my ture IP.

BTW, the browser test at http://whoer.net/extended detected my ISP's DNS address, which can be fixed easily by setting the TCP/IP settings properly or by using an open DNS service such as  Comodo, Google, or OpenDNS.   
Also, the HTTP Header test said CTC's server sends the HTTP_X_FORWARDED_FOR header, which doesn't look anonymous!

Offline dlimonov

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Re: True IP detected by HTTPS
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2012, 04:23:22 AM »
HTTP_X_FORWARDED_FOR header is used for free TrustConnect subscribers only, because for them a proxy is used for showing Comodo ads on pages. In addition, in this header is shown the IP assigned for client in VPN network, not user's real IP.
« Last Edit: February 10, 2012, 04:56:58 AM by dlimonov »

Offline christarzan

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Re: True IP detected by HTTPS
« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2012, 04:51:47 AM »
Yes, I am having this problem too.

This is not Comodo TrustConnect centric. I have been having problems with other vpns like Hotspot Shield as well.

I think this needs be checked further deeply.

Can it be that the recent Windows updates messed something up?

I have been having this problem since the last update or so>>> I guess so

 

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