VPN Detection API
A vpn detection API Virtual Private Network (VPN) is a service that hides your IP address and reroutes all your device’s traffic through remote servers instead of your official Internet Service Provider. VPNs can be residential, from data centers or from cloud providers.
The API uses a combination of detection techniques to check for proxy usage.
Proxies are a common tool used by fraudsters to hide their identity or connect to services from different geolocations, but they can also be dangerous for web developers and marketers, as they can fool security measures. With a VPN detection API, you can detect if someone is connecting to your website through a proxy, and you can block their access.
There are many different methods for detecting proxy usage, such as webRTC tests and open port pings. The main idea is to look for suspicious delays in data delivery compared with a standard connection.
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In addition, a DNS leak is a good indication that someone may be using a proxy, because they can use the spoofed IP to log and track your activity. It’s also a good indicator that someone may be trying to hide their IP location, as the DNS leak can be traced back to the ISP.
Another method of identifying proxy usage is by looking at connections made on wifi. This can be done by analyzing encrypted connections made to the same IP address.
In addition to detecting proxies, the VPN detection API can also identify whether an IP address is associated with a datacenter or cloud provider. This can help you keep a close eye on your users, especially if they’re doing financial transactions or signing up for accounts with masked IP addresses.