Can someone track my IP address?
I was on Omegle and someone asked me to click on a link to a photobucket picture. Without thinking I clicked on it. It was just a picture of a person and their friend on the photobucket website. But I heard someone can track your IP address if you click on a link they give you. Is this true? I completely deleted my browsing history on my computer after that. Can someone track my IP address now? What do I do?
Can someone on Snapchat find out your IP address? Does your phone have an IP address? Can someone find out where I live through an IP address?
Not unless you tell it to them, or click on a link that will send it to them.Yes. But, especially on a phone, it will change often.At best, roughly. Unless they’re a police agency.That said, if your name is Bartholomew Higgins-Bletchley, and they know your name, and they get your IP address, and search for its geolocation, they could find what area or town you’re in. And since you’re probably the only Bartholomew Higgins-Bletchley in your town, it being a rather uncommon name, they could probably look up your address by doing a whitepages-type search. But if your name is Bill Smith, they probably won’t find you.All references to Bartholomew Higgins-Bletchley are purely coincidental. I have never heard of said person. I just made the name up. If you’re name is actually Bartholomew Higgins-Bletchley, thenI’m very sorry.I was not actually referring to you. Please don’t take offense.I have actually met a Bill Smith. But I wasn’t referring to him either.
Router IP Address for D-Link DSS-5+?
My Limewire port is being blocked by my router so i need to manually forward the port. I cannot find any information on how to access my router's settings page; not even portforward.com has any info on it. I have tried the standard IP addresses, namely, 192.168.0.1, 192.168.1.1, and 192.168.0.101 but it simply loads an error page. Does anyone know how to access the settings page for the router?
The router has two IP addresses?
A router is actually on two networks at once: Your local network (the LAN) and the Internet. It needs a separate IP address for each. Because your LAN is a "private network", you get to choose its IP address. To simplify things, the router manufacturer ships it with default IP address, usually in the 192.168.x.x range, but you could change it (stay within that range). If you do, however, expect to disrupt your Internet access until you get your computers and devices talking to the router again. For the Internet IP address, your Internet Service Provider assigns your router -- and, in fact, your entire network -- one of its assigned IP addresses. You have no say in this one. In fact, if you changed it by hand, your ISP will immediately stop communicating with it because it would no longer recognize it as being one of its nodes. You can get the router's local IP address this way: 1. Click on the Start button. 2. Click Run... 3. In the text box, type in cmd and press Enter. 4. A black "DOS box" window will pop up. Type into it ipconfig and press Enter. 5. A bunch of seeming gibberish will fill the screen. In the section "Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection," on the line next to "IPv4 Address" or "IP Address" your IP address should appear. To find your Internet IP address, go here: http://whois.domaintools.com/ And click "My IP Address" in the header. Note that this is the Internet IP address for your entire network, not just the machine you're on. Hope that helps.
Can one track my real IP address when I use VPNs?
Generally speaking, yes.Your VPN still runs from your IP address to the VPN server. Your ISP can still see all the packets running from your computer to the VPN server, and although they may not be able to decode the contents or final destinations of them, they can usually still identify the kind of traffic (i.e. web pages, streaming, P2P, etc) by analysing the timing and density.Can your final destinations “track” your IP address when you connect to them via a VPN connection, no, they cannot. The VPN server will mask your IP address when connecting to your destinations on your behalf.That being said, if you use your regular browser, even on VPN, you will still be exposing all of your cookies, and websites will still know who you are as your IP address is usually immaterial to them.
Can you be traced by your IP address if you are using Tor browser?
No security expert will ever tell you that any opsec is foolproof -- the only way to not ever get caught on the net, for sure, is never use the net and hope no one frames you for anything. ;)That said, Tor use with an updated Tor browser -- I might recommend on TAILS (not Windows) -- seems pretty secure. Unmodified (no browser add-ons). Best we know. Today.Keep updated. Don't be a dumbass and use Flash, PDFs, js, etc.Don't enable cookies. Don't give personal info in clear text on http. Or just to contacts. Most people you hear about, arrested using Tor, are caught due to poor personal discipline around opsec leading to normal forensics tripping them up.Usually vanilla criminals -- not activists/journalists/human rights workers. In my time running the project I came to appreciate that petty criminals often have issues with impulse control. If you do, don't engage in risky behavior using software requiring opsec discipline. Or, do, and risk getting caught.Frankly, it let me sleep better at night, knowing the record of sketchy folks getting caught using Tor -- more to the point, the blank absence of people getting caught among those we designed it for.But that's my white hat showing. ;)
Can the police track down your Ip address?
Yes, for most regular users if the police have co-operation from network providers.All IP addresses have an owner. Owners can be tracked. For most cases, the owner assigns an IP temporarily to you when you use their network. If you have a permanent IP address, game over.Otherwise, when you use their network, behind a firewall or not, you will likely already have had some form of agreement/login with the network provider. Your device also has a unique identifier, known as a MAC address, which the underlying network software uses to map the IP address onto, and most providers will keep a log of what IP address are assigned to what MAC address. In fact for most cases IPv6 addresses use part of the MAC address which can be used to confirm your device’s access of a particular service, assuming the police physically have your device.If you are accessing some service (FB, Twitter, Google, etc), that provider will have your IP address, and the “relevant authorities” can usually trace you down from these records, but they will need the co-operation of the network providers to do so. That is where tracing you down falls rapidly apart. If you have been following the news, providers are usually reluctant to give out that information, and will require a subpoena, so regular police without resources will fall over there. Also, networks cross borders, so you will need co-operation from authorities in that other country, as well as the providers.In the UK, the Investigatory Powers Bill - nicknamed the Snoopers' Charter - became law in 2016 which, et. al. required ISPs to retain records of sites visited by their customers for 1 year. This was fortunately successfully challenged and deemed unlawful in Jan this year as it conflicted right to freedom and privacy laws in the EU , and 2 days ago the UK government were given to 1 November 2018 to fix it.Big Brother? That’s it right there!If you are a little more informed, there are free anonymous proxies, or VPNs, which you can hide behind. These will perform the network operations on your behalf, so the IP address the authorities may have could be shared by several thousand other users at the same time. And then there is the dark web…