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#1 fashionista

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Posted 27 January 2006 - 11:28 AM

Hi I'm new here and I have an IP address question. I'm not sure if it is supposed to be in this category if not sorry. Well I was on a website today and it said the user could check you IP address. What does this mean? Does this mean they can find out where you live or even hack into your computer? I'm toally unaware of this? Thanks for you help!

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Posted 29 January 2006 - 03:44 AM

Maybe this explains it a bit: How Internet Infrastructure Works.
They can find out what IP address you use but not exactly find out where you live. You can also find out which IP address you have by going to Shields Up! and click the "Proceed" button. While you're there you could check if your firewall is working... :thumbsup:

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Posted 29 January 2006 - 01:10 PM

They were probably letting you know they are tracking your IP address to deter persons from doing something foolish. If they track your IP in theory they could contact your ISP to find out who you are. First, without good reason an ISP will not reveal who you are. Second the people who do things to warrant such and investigation would know how to get around it also.
It is nothing you can do about it or should be too concerned about either. IMHO
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