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How can I hide my IP address?


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Fa2005

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Hi,
I just wanted to know if there is a way for me to hide my IP address maybe by configuring my Firewall or some patch. Iím afraid because some security tests Iíve done to my system are stating that my IP is exposed to every one in the web.

I might sound paranoiac but Iím not an expert and I read a lot about all this security theats.
Thanks...
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Your IP address is given to you by your ISP. Therefore if you don't have an IP address you're not online.

Anyway in a world where just over 1 billion people could be potentially connected to the internet, you're more likely to win the Lottery than ever suffer any real damage from an outside source.

Just keep your firewall updated and running and you'll be fine. Most damage to systems comes from the user anyway by their opening unsolicted attachments and what not. Common sense should prevail. Prevention is better than cure.
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what kind of connection are you running- dsl, dial-up, cable? and do u have a router?

Edited by Agentx2, 02 January 2006 - 07:43 PM.

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Just get yourself a good AV like avast or nod 32 and get zonealarm. Most of the threats to peoples computers are based around some action from the user. And there isnt many viruses that will cause damage to anything except data and all you need to do to protect that is to keep backups.
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Just get yourself a good AV like avast or nod 32 and get zonealarm. Most of the threats to peoples computers are based around some action from the user. And there isnt many viruses that will cause damage to anything except data and all you need to do to protect that is to keep backups.
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woah double post with same text.
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