Cryptomator leads to new network device. Risk of exposure?

os:windows

#1

When running Cryptomator in Windows a new Network-Device appears on the computer running it, i.e. “\cryptomator-vault@42427”.

We do not mind this showing up, however we are now wondering:
Can this Network Device, i.e. the Vault and its files be exposed to other computers in the same Subnet/Network?

Just wondering about the security.


Why is Cryptomator contacting an external IP address?
#3

No. The server socket is accepting only loopback connections.

If you explicitly want the server to be reachable from other IPs or subnets, you need to use Cryptomator CLI and set the --bind 0.0.0.0 parameter. There is no such option for the normal Cryptomator version.


#4

Thanks. That is clarified.