I recently moved to NYC and have subscribed to Time Warner for the internet service.
Today using a new laptop to login my Facebook account, I got a email from Facebook saying
Operating System: Windows 7
Location: Herndon, VA, US (IP=xxxx:xxxx:xxxx:xxx:xxx:xxxx:xxxx:xxxx)
OS and Brower are correct. Even the IP is correct (Google's find_your_IP_address shows the same address). But why is it "located" in VA?
And if I use another site to find out my IP (e.g. http://whatismyipaddress.com/), it shows a "different" IP (all numbers, whereas Facebook and Google detect an alphanumeric IP). The IP shown by whatismyipaddress is located in NYC.
Hopefully I am just being paranoid, but why would Faceook/Google detect an IP that is in VA ?? Am I being hacked? And why would another IP detection website locate my IP to be in NY ??
Any insight will be appreciated. Thank you.