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Ip Question

Post icon  Posted 17 December 2003 - 01:00 PM

So everyone runs a "gazillion proxy servers" to protect themselves but can someone tell me what in the world a hacker could do w/ your IP?

And what about packet sniffing on a cable modem network.....how vulnerable is that?

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Re: Ip Question

Posted 17 December 2003 - 01:39 PM

Pinpoint your exaclt physical location and kill you.
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Re: Ip Question

Posted 17 December 2003 - 01:49 PM

Fygar, on Dec 17 2003, 04:39 PM, said:

Pinpoint your exaclt physical location and kill you.

Hes not kidding you know.


You better start running.
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Re: Ip Question

Post icon  Posted 17 December 2003 - 02:05 PM

It's a good thing I have the computer upstairs and the keyboard downstairs then. :baaa:
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Re: Ip Question

Posted 17 December 2003 - 02:21 PM

Whoa... like... that's wicked cool dude.

Stop downloading kiddy porn and you will have nothing to worry about, that's all hackers want anyway... all your kiddy porn.
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Re: Ip Question

Posted 18 December 2003 - 12:41 PM

skyhawk133, on Dec 17 2003, 02:21 PM, said:

Whoa... like... that's wicked cool dude.

Stop downloading kiddy porn and you will have nothing to worry about, that's all hackers want anyway... all your kiddy porn.

Great than I have nothing to worry about because I have no such material.

But what about the pictures of you and the 3-legged midget at the cirque du sarcasmos?
:hehe:
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Re: Ip Question

Posted 20 December 2003 - 02:57 PM

Basically it comes down to if your IP is dynamic/static and if it is public/private. That is determined by your ISP. If your IP is static and public(like mine) you should be a little worried. Means that your machine/LAN is live on the inet and that your IP never changes. In that event if you have a router that runs NAT, then your computer is hidden sorta, cos it has a private IP LAN side. Hackers can still get as far as the router itself, but not to your actuall computer and its files, unless you want them to.

Usually if you are a broadband customer you will have a dynamic IP that changes every so often, seven days or so. If you pay extra $ then you can get a static that never changes, again more dangerous but necessary if your running services to the outside. If your on dial up, really you have little or nothing to worry about. Your hidden cos your on a modem pool, your IP changes everytime you logon, and really, you arent a tempting target anyway. Proxy servers, in the ways that you mean, do the same things as routers kinda, but they are more customizable and easier to maintain(IMHO).
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Re: Ip Question

Posted 20 December 2003 - 04:58 PM

cakid, on Dec 17 2003, 01:00 PM, said:

And what about packet sniffing on a cable modem network.....how vulnerable is that?

Depends on the ISP.
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Re: Ip Question

Posted 22 December 2003 - 03:11 AM

thanks cyber and especially will.

the reason i ask is because on another board you can see the members online and their ip's.

i was just wondering what an ip in the wrong hands of a person can do.

i have cable service and i know it shows, under who is, a genl location in atlanta.

alright well thanks again.

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