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Hide Your IP Address
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This includes any website that you visit and every email that you send. With this special number. they can still capture your IP address and track you through your ISP (Internet Service Provider) if necessary. Don’t be fooled into thinking your email is anonymous either. And identity theft fraudsters can track your activities and build profiles of your Internet usage.t o-h ide -i p. . And anyone can get this information – including hackers! You are NOT anonymous. Your IP address is your online identity and could be used by fraudsters and hackers to break into your computer. every image or file you download – is ALL connected back to your IP address. If you are surfing with your real IP. .Protect Your Privacy Now! .? 3 Absolutely EVERYTHING you do online can be traced back to you – through your IP address If you thought the Internet was anonymous. every email you send.Hide Your IP Address Did you know . or commit other crimes against you. your unique IP address is stored in server logfiles. your unique IP address reveals all this data about YOU. EVERYTHING you do online is connected to your unique IP address. think again.2 01 1 H ow. 3|© C o pyrig h t 2 0 0 9. steal personal or sensitive information such as credit card numbers or banking details. Every website you visit. Scary thought? Read on.in fo . hackers can launch an attack against your computer. Every time you log onto the Internet. Web-based email accounts such as Hotmail and Gmail are NOT anonymous. Even if you don't provide your real name when signing up. Your unique IP address is exposed EVERY time you visit a website.
t o-h ide -i p. bank accounts.Hide Your IP Address 4 Here are 6 Reasons Why YOU Should Hide Your IP Address: 1.2 01 1 H ow. Identity theft fraudsters can track your activities and build profiles of your Internet usage. Hackers can access the private content on your computer to gain access to your credit card numbers. and divulging that information to others.Protect Your Privacy Now! . Your IP address allows intruders to hack into your computer. 4|© C o pyrig h t 2 0 0 9. 2. or gaming sites.in fo . Hiding your IP address can STOP search engine providers from gathering and recording information about your Internet history and search habits. 3. 5. Your personal information can be used to send you spam and junk emails by marketers who have gathered information about your interests and know your IP address. website passwords and much more. 4. 6. Having a record of your IP address can be used to block you from participating in certain sites such as forums.
It lets other computers know where to send the data you are requesting . If you are concerned about security. This works in much the same way as your home address or phone number. your IP address is very important.1. Think of an IP as your computer’s mail address. These numbers are usually assigned to internet service providers within region-based blocks. This sequence of numbers identifies your computer on the internet.in fo . It’s easy for almost anyone to find out your IP address and even the IP addresses of others. With the enormous size of the Internet. So. There are many different ways available to hide and change your IP address so you can have better security while surfing the Internet or conducting business.0.0. IP addresses consist of a set of numbers separated by periods and look something like this: 127.whether it’s a website or any other kind of data. it’s much easier to understand.t o-h ide -i p.Hide Your IP Address 5 What exactly is an IP Address? Every computer connected to the Internet is assigned a unique number known as an Internet Protocol or IP address. There is a lot of technical jargon associated with IP addresses but as long as you think of it as your computer’s physical address.Protect Your Privacy Now! . the IP address identifies each sender or receiver of information that is sent in packets across the Internet. it is wise to take steps to keep your IP address obscured.2 01 1 H ow. 5|© C o pyrig h t 2 0 0 9. You can either use special programs or proxy servers that hide your real IP address thereby making your computer more secure or keeping your browsing habits away from the prying eyes of snoopers.
and it can be used in intrusive ways which can harm you and your computer.Protect Your Privacy Now! .in fo .Hide Your IP Address 6 What does your IP address reveal about you? Your IP address is a very powerful thing that can reveal a lot about your personal details and your computer.how-to-hide-ip. Your IP address reveals where you live Your computer’s IP address reveals your location (country and region – not specific home address) and your browser also reveals information regarding your online activity. It is used to track where traffic is coming from for sites.info/what-is-my-ip-address/ and see your computer’s information: 6|© C o pyrig h t 2 0 0 9. There are many other reasons why IP addresses are so important to people. Here is a list of info people see about you through your IP address: Location of where the internet connection is coming from – that means YOUR location Your application Name Your application Version Your user Agent Your browser Name Your operating System Your platform And ANYONE can get this information.2 01 1 H ow.t o-h ide -i p. go to http://www. For example. It can also be used to block you from viewing certain sites.
2 Browser Name: Mozilla Firefox 3.1 .0 (Windows.201.Hide Your IP Address What Is My IP Address? Your IP Address is: 43.129 Application Name: Netscape User Agent: Mozilla/5.in fo . rv:18.104.22.168.Protect Your Privacy Now! .Windows 32-bit platform 7 And this is just the beginning of the list of things your IP address reveals about you and your family.Windows XP Platform: Win32 .5.1.2 Operating System: Windows NT 5. U.95.5.t o-h ide -i p.2) Gecko/20090729 Firefox/3. Organization: Telkom SA Limited Proxy: 198.11 City: Durban Country: South Africa Country code: za ISP: Telkom SA Ltd. Windows NT 5.2 01 1 H ow.236. en-GB. 7|© C o pyrig h t 2 0 0 9.
so it’s necessary to be able to change it to and from hidden mode. Using Proxy Servers is another way to view certain sites without revealing your IP address.Hide Your IP Address 8 Your IP address allows intruders to hack into your computer Intruders use your IP address to hack into the private content on your computer to gain access to your credit card numbers. This provides you with better security for your online privacy. You can purchase a program that will block or hide your IP address from prying eyes. bank accounts. Some sites won’t allow you to have a blocked IP.Protect Your Privacy Now! . Anyone who conducts purchases online should always be worried about their privacy and take the steps needed in order to protect themselves. An intruder can gain access to anything on your computer simply by having your IP address. 8|© C o pyrig h t 2 0 0 9. Using a program or a proxy server to hide your IP address There are many different software programs that can be used to hide your IP address while surfing the web.2 01 1 H ow. That is why it’s so important to understand how you are being revealed and what steps you can take to stop it. though. This is a valuable tool to protect your computer and yourself online. It’s a far better solution to purchase software that will block your IP when you want it blocked.in fo .t o-h ide -i p. website passwords and much more. It’s not an ideal solution. and can cause problems with surfing online (we’ll discuss that later).
t o-h ide -i p. it is true that your IP address is no secret. a wide geographic area within that country.Hide Your IP Address 9 Can your physical address be traced through your IP address? The answer is both yes and no. your exact physical location (as in street name and house/apartment number) cannot be traced through your IP address by some idle evildoer surfing the Net in search of criminal activities. No one will be able to pinpoint your exact physical address from this. think again. thinking they can commit fraud and other criminal activities online without being traced to their place of residence or business. each time you go online (either through dial-up. including your home address. 9|© C o pyrig h t 2 0 0 9. So anyone with criminal intentions in search of your physical address would only be able to ascertain the country of origin of your ISP. or cable or dsl) your computer’s IP address will lead people back to your ISP (Internet Service Provider). you are sending communication protocols that include your IP address. The law will come knocking on your door sooner or later! Your ISP will not willingly reveal your personal details to anyone – except the law. if you are using a nationwide ISP.Protect Your Privacy Now! . Yes. and the general geographic location. If your ISP is served with a court order to reveal your details. or request a web page. Some of these proxies also boast that your information cannot be subpoenaed because they do not keep a record of any logs. For example. No. all anyone would be able to ascertain is that you are from a certain country. hiding your IP address completely. or play online games. Without an IP address you would be invisible on the Internet and would therefore not be able to communicate with anyone. Each time you surf the Net or connect to a website. But for anyone out there with illegal intentions. there are sites with proxy servers that act as a proxy between you and your ISP. But of course for the criminally inclined there are ways and means to access and use the web anonymously. As we have seen. However.in fo .2 01 1 H ow. and nothing more. they are obliged to do so.
an IP Address is a series of numbers that is assigned to every computer that has a modem.t o . and most importantly. what you have been doing on the Internet. Whether you’re downloading free music or emailing an old girlfriend. who you are. i n f o . So why do people hide their IP addresses? There are various reasons why people want to remain anonymous on the Internet by either hiding their IP or changing their IP address.Protect Your Privacy Now! .2 0 1 1 H o w . you might want to consider hiding your IP Address. To have better security when purchasing items online. this is also a question that most people never even consider! As we have seen. Everything you do on the Internet can be traced through your IP Address.h i d e . How do sites and search engines track my Internet Activities through my IP address? Your computer accesses the internet through a modem. This way. That modem is assigned an IP Address that tells any particular website that is accessed exactly where you are.i p . This IP address identifies who you are and where you live. Here are some of them: To protect their computer from hackers – protecting credit card numbers. To regain access to sites they may have been banned from. However. banking information etc. or gaming sites.Hide Your IP Address 10 Why do you need to hide your IP address? Why do I need to hide my IP Address? This question is sometimes asked by Internet users. It also tracks everything you do on the internet. To stop search engine providers from gathering and recording information about their Internet history and search habits. you can be completely sure 10 | © C o p y r i g h t 2 0 0 9 . such as forums.
You can’t get into any trouble for this unless you are suspected of doing illegal activities while using hidden IP’s.i p . then it is perfectly legal to hide your IP address. then hiding your IP address is the way to go. If you’re trying to hide what you are doing online from people you know. 11 | © C o p y r i g h t 2 0 0 9 . Is hiding your IP address legal? As long as you are not engaged in any illegal activities online.Protect Your Privacy Now! . Through proxy servers.t o .h i d e . There will be no way for them to know what you have been looking at online.Hide Your IP Address 11 that whatever you’re doing online. VPN services The legitimate way to hide your IP address is through a licensed software program. some of these include: • Protecting yourself and your computer from spyware • Freedom from pop-up ads • Your computer will work more efficiently • Sites can’t monitor you You can hide your IP in three different ways: Through software programs. i n f o . but going through a proxy server is also perfectly legal.2 0 1 1 H o w . your secrets will remain hidden for as long as you want them to. A major disadvantage of using proxies is that it will slow your computer down considerably. There are many other benefits to hiding your IP address.
go to http://www.2 0 1 1 H o w .t o . To read more about how to protect your privacy and hide your IP address. A lot of sites have very specific rules in their TOS (Terms of Service). vote for your photo on a photo sharing site). You will be able to download more things at once. and will result in your being banned. Cons If using a proxy server. People will have a tough time finding out who you really are.Protect Your Privacy Now! .info blog. You can vote multiple times (e. Here is a list of the pros and cons that come with hiding your IP address. remember this old adage : It’s better to be safe than sorry! The content of this e-book was compiled by extracting excerpts from posts in the How-to-hide-ip.i p . As you can see there are many implications associated with hiding your IP address. You can post comments on forums/sites/blogs using a fake identity.g. you will trust someone else with your actual IP. i n f o . You could be doing something illegal without even knowing it.info 12 | © C o p y r i g h t 2 0 0 9 . Hiding your IP is not allowed by some sites. If you are banned from a forum you can create a new account using a different IP. But when considering whether to hide your IP address or not.h i d e . You have to be aware of these and make sure you protect yourself. You can be sued by sites for violating their TOS (Terms of Service).Hide Your IP Address 12 The pros and cons of hiding your IP address There are a lot of things to be aware of when you’re hiding your IP.how-to-hide-ip. Pros You can have more than one account on sites that restrict it.
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