[SOLVED] IP Leak with NordVPN

Hi Team,
I found a strange issue with NordVPN. I downloaded NordVpN and connected to Romania.

When I checked my it showed something like

ISP: M247 Ltd
Services: Network Sharing Device
Country: Romania

But when I used https://www.whatismyzip.com/ and allowed the location access and clearly showed where I am sitting.

Does anyone facing the same issue.

or I missing something?

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its a gps thing you allowed your browser to access location settings turn of location settings

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for me it does not show my location, so i have no idea what is your issue. i use other server

Your geographic location is obtained through various means such as using wifi data, Java etc and is often highly accurate.

Websites can ask the browser for your location using javascript. When they do so, the browser first asks your permission, and if you accept, it detects your location (typically by transmitting a list of available wifi access points to a geolocation provider such as Google Location Services) and gives it to the website.


Most modern browsers implement the geolocation API as defined by the W3C which enables browsers to detect the geographic location of the device. This enables web services which rely on location information to function correctly. The specification doesn’t define the location sources but the following are commonly used:

  1. Global Positioning System (GPS)
  2. Available WiFi networks and signal strengths
  3. GSM/CDMA cell IDs
  4. IP address

If you are connected to VPN the IP address lookup should return the location of the VPN server. However if your browser is configured to use any of the alternate location sources then your actual location may be revealed to web services. Most commonly your WiFi network information will be used as there are large databases which map WIFI networks to a geographic location (usually created by cars with GPS & WIFI e.g. Google Street View cars).

How to disable geolocation in browsers?

Google Chrome

  1. Click the Chrome menu button on the browser toolbar (with the 3 dots).
  2. Click on Settings.
  3. Scroll down and click on Advanced.
  4. In the ‘Privacy and security’ section, click Site settings.
  5. Click ‘Location’ and toggle ‘Ask before accessing’ to ‘Blocked’.

For further information see Google’s location sharing page.

Firefox

  1. In the URL bar, type about:config.
  2. In the search bar type geo.enabled.
  3. Double click on the geo.enabled preference. Location-Aware Browsing should now be disabled.

For further information see the Firefox Location-Aware Browsing page.

Internet Explorer

  1. Open the Tools menu by clicking on the gear icon in the upper-right corner of the browser window.
  2. Open the Privacy tab.
  3. Under Location, select the option Never Allow Websites To Request Your Physical Location.

For further information see the Microsoft Technet article on geolocation in IE9.

Microsoft Edge

  1. Hit the Windows button & select Settings
  2. Navigate to Privacy -> Location and toggle location to Off

For further information see the Windows 10 location service and privacy: FAQ.

Apple Safari

  1. Choose System Preferences from the Apple () menu.
  2. Click the Security & Privacy icon in the System Preferences window.
  3. Click the Privacy tab.
  4. If the padlock icon in the lower left is locked, click it and enter an admin name and password to unlock it
  5. Select Location Services.
  6. Uncheck ‘Safari’ to disable geolocation.

Opera

  1. In the URL bar, type about:config.
  2. In the Preferences Editor, expand the Geolocation section.
  3. Uncheck Enable geolocation.

Also You should start by checking the dns.

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Same here. It doesn’t show my location.

Did you allow the location access

But when I used https://www.whatismyzip.com/ and allowed the location access and clearly showed where I am sitting.

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