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Be careful in using The Division's Voice Chat if you're a Streamer

Reddit user dogshep has revealed that Tom Clancy's: The Division voice chat could be bad news to players, more specially for those who like to stream.

With little tinkering, the voice chat could possibly reveal your public IP.  The proofs can be seen below:

The Division has a public IP usage/leak when using in game voice chat. It uses port 33500 UDP to send voice directly to and from all players in the group, and even the surrounding area with proximity comms!

The packets look like the following:



There is an option to turn it off on in game, and it even mentions that it turns off your public IP from being seen.




This is bad for streamers as showing a public IP is like showing your address on the internet. It lets someone take a look at your front door of the internet. While not bad in itself, they can send lots of people to your front door to block you from getting out (this is, in simple terms, DDOSing). There are also more malicious things people can do knowing your IP address.

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Source: Reddit