I am reaching out to various members of the privacy and security community on something I’ve stumbled upon. I have discovered that walmart knows your IP range even when using Mullvad or Tor Browsers. My guess is walmart can’t be the only site doing this, but just lazy in covering their tracks. I am hoping the community can look into this and replicate it. Even if not, I would sure like to know HOW walmart is able to unmask IP range. Please share this info with other individuals who could inform people WHY this is happening and HOW to prevent it.
—** UPDATE **—
This was a coincidental false positive. I happen to live in Sacramento, but it appears to be the default based on the replies from other users who tested this from various locations.
I can replicate it when using the Mullvad Browser, you can download my video here since I can’t upload directly here :
It doesn’t. Walmart shows Sacramento CA every time regardless of where you’re from. I tested with Tor browser on Fedora 37 and it showed Sacramento even though I don’t live anywhere near Sacramento.
This actually makes a lot of sense lol. I hope this is the case and I should have considered that with my replies on trying to replicate it on only walmart of all places.
This was a coincidental false positive. I live in Sacramento obviously and I would’ve never suspected this to be a default IP. Appreciate all those who helped figure this out.