A point of many discussions and many viewpoints, but what does an IP change achieve ?
Seemingly, not much at all for the 99% of ordinary users.
The major reasons for changing an IP are :-
- To overcome a site ban based on IP.
- To change identity following an attack.
- To get round some restriction based on IP.
- To register more than one account on a site.
All of which are really not worth the effort. I cannot see a security issue in sight, the reasons are all personal attempts to overcome some restriction.
Yes, we have dynamic and static IP`s, but so what ? We have router systems which have no problem with IP worries and of course Proxy`s. It all seems a big fuss over nothing.
It is astounding what data an IP can reveal, even to a plodder like me using one of the free IP Trackers. See - http://www.ip-tracker.org/locator/ip-lookup.php?ip=188.8.131.52
But unless you are paranoid or neurotic about your IP gateway to outsiders knowing a lot about you, then simply enjoy your browsing.
I have a fixed IP by my server covering a lease period of 3.1/2 days. If I kill the computer for that period, my IP changes automatically. I do use a free Proxy at times for certain sites, which seems to work fine - never had any problems doing this. In fact In around 12 years I have never had a security problem to my knowledge that has been IP related.
What good do you think changing your IP will do for you ?
Edited by yabbadoo, 24 July 2013 - 03:42 PM.