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Geolocation data masking

Updated 10 months ago by Daniel

Browser location APIs are inbuilt browser mechanisms that allow the websites to see a more precise geographic position of a user, without only relying on the user’s IP location.

You can check what information the websites can retrieve through these APIs here: https://browserleaks.com/geo

In Multiloginapp Stealthfox and Mimic browses, you can mask these geolocation coordinates by providing your own values. There are two modes available: manual and automatic.


Setting geolocation data manually

After enabling the ‘mask geolocation data’ feature, you will be prompted to fill in 3 respective fields: latitude, longitude, and accuracy.

Latitude and longitude – your coordinates
Accuracy - precision of your coordinates represented in meters. A good range is 5-200.


Setting geolocation data automatically

By enabling ‘Fill on start based on external’ IP, you allow the program to set the coordinates based on the location of your IP. If this option is enabled, with the very first browser profile launch, Multiloginapp will do the following:

  1. Check the profile’s external IP address,
  2. Map an approximate location of the IP,
  3. Add a small ‘random’ for diversification purposes,
  4. Inject the coordinates into the browser’s geolocation APIs, and
  5. Save the coordinates into the profile for further re-use

Geolocation permission access

You are also able to set permission access to your masked geolocation data. They are three modes in which you can set it: block, allow and prompt.

Block – If this mode is set, no geolocation will be relayed to the website. From a website’s perspective, it would seem like you set the setting to block the location readout in your browser settings.
Allow - If this mode is set, geolocation will be automatically relayed to the website. From a website perspective, it would seem like you set the setting to automatically allow the location readout in your browser settings.
Prompt - If this mode is set, whenever a website will want to read your coordinates, the browser will first prompt a pop-up window to confirm if you want to relay the information to the website. From a website perspective, it would seem like you set the setting to ‘ask before accessing’ in your browser settings


Choosing the right geo-location masking mode

All in all, it’s difficult to say which mode of geo-location you should choose for your profiles. However, if you wish to increase the trust of your browser profiles with the website you are accessing it with, a good idea would be to set to either ‘Allow’ or ‘Prompt’ (then click allow, when a pop-up appears). This way a website will know your geo-location and thus you could be less susceptible to restrictions and other filters.


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