An anonymous reader writes: An interesting paper from a PhD student in Ontario outlines a system which in initial tests has proved 97% effective at unmasking geo-spoofing VPN users. The Client Presence Verification (CPV) system presented in the paper utilises analysis of delays in network packets in order to determine the user's location, disregarding the IP address geolocation information which currently underpins the efforts of content providers such as Netflix to prevent VPN users accessing content which is not licensed in their country. The detection system was tested at global network laboratory PlanetLab using 80 network nodes based in the U.S. and Canada.
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