...my ip address...
Posted 11 December 2005 - 01:50 PM
Posted 11 December 2005 - 04:25 PM
...some ppl in this chatroom know my ip address
I wouldn't worry about it to much. As long as you keep your system up-to-date with the proper Windows updates and service packs, run/configure a firewall, and have AV software fully updated at all times and check your log files and use encryption on files and folders (or simply EFS for NTFS partitions. Then you should block most people. Theres a lot more to it but this a just a starter step. But there are those that can surely bypass such security features. Are you behind a router? Also, what type of internet connection do you have? 56k, ADSL, CABLE? If your on ADSL, Cable etc.. normally you can surf into the modems GUI and see when the lease expires and a new IP address is leased to you. In command prompt for XP it's ipconfig /all.
Most people will run your IP address through a simple WHOIS server for some usefull information. Useful information is in bold.
Server Used: [ whois.arin.net ]
188.8.131.52 = [ ]
OrgName: CoreComm - Voyager Inc.
Address: 4660 S. Hagadorn Suite 320
City: EAST LANSING
NetRange: 184.108.40.206 - 220.127.116.11
NetType: Direct Allocation
Comment: ADDRESSES WITHIN THIS BLOCK ARE NON-PORTABLE
OrgTechEmail: [email protected]
ARIN WHOIS database last updated 2005-12-10 19: 10
Enter ? for additional hints on searching ARIN's WHOIS database.
Applications like nmap, netcat, Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA), retina, will help in breaching security applications. Check out http://tor.eff.org/ for assisting in anonymous surfing. Also, look into configuring a proxy server to work with your browser when you surf the internet. Again, it will 'assist' in a little anonymity but not much. Hope this helps.
Edited by Irongeek, 11 December 2005 - 04:32 PM.
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