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Offline samnetx

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How to hide IP address and use internet safely?
« on: August 21, 2009, 05:47:07 PM »
I want to do safe browsing by hiding my IP address.

How I can do that?

I found many softwares which change our IP address and give new fake IP.

Give your valuable suggestions

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Re: How to hide IP address and use internet safely?
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2009, 05:53:41 PM »
if you use firefox then there are many addons which do that job.
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Re: How to hide IP address and use internet safely?
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2009, 06:51:10 PM »
Don't worry!
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Re: How to hide IP address and use internet safely?
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2009, 08:03:34 PM »
Kenny you seem to be replying with videos.  ;D

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Re: How to hide IP address and use internet safely?
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2009, 08:52:14 PM »
Kenny you seem to be replying with videos.  ;D
A picture is worth a thousand words therefore a video must be worth a billion  ;)
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Re: How to hide IP address and use internet safely?
« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2009, 09:47:03 PM »
he he he  ;D

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Re: How to hide IP address and use internet safely?
« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2009, 01:52:37 AM »
The only way to hide from the internet is to NOT use it.
The programs that promise to hide your IP address only give you a false sense of anonymity.
  
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Re: How to hide IP address and use internet safely?
« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2009, 02:12:51 AM »
 Proxies would be of help too. But most proxies are ad intensive.
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Re: How to hide IP address and use internet safely?
« Reply #8 on: August 22, 2009, 09:38:52 AM »
The only way to hide from the internet is to NOT use it.
The programs that promise to hide your IP address only give you a false sense of anonymity.
  

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Re: How to hide IP address and use internet safely?
« Reply #9 on: August 22, 2009, 02:45:47 PM »
Does the IP change? I sort of heard about dynamic IPs...

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Re: How to hide IP address and use internet safely?
« Reply #10 on: August 22, 2009, 02:53:12 PM »
Does the IP change? I sort of heard about dynamic IPs...
Yeah, it could change. There isn't any other way to "hide" your IP than using a proxy (decreases performance although).
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Re: How to hide IP address and use internet safely?
« Reply #11 on: August 22, 2009, 03:47:19 PM »
Does the IP change? I sort of heard about dynamic IPs...

Yes. It depends on the internet provider. the way I see it is that you get assigned a random IP address  once every X amount of hours/days.
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Re: How to hide IP address and use internet safely?
« Reply #12 on: August 22, 2009, 04:23:11 PM »
Can we b traced if we are using a dynamic IP?

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Re: How to hide IP address and use internet safely?
« Reply #13 on: August 22, 2009, 04:34:21 PM »
@blackeagle

yes. everything connects through your isp.

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Re: How to hide IP address and use internet safely?
« Reply #14 on: August 22, 2009, 04:41:12 PM »
Of course you can be traced, you log-on to your ISP, it assigns a dynamic IP and it records when you used that IP. Some countries have ISPs maintain records of this use so they can be accessed by law enforcement.

Hiding an IP doesn't aid Internet Security as when you use something to hide your IP from general observation, what you are browsing still has to be delivered to your real IP address and what is to stop that being malicious. Just because you theoretically hide your IP doesn't mean it doesn't exist so when you browse an infected site for instance, any malware could still be delivered in the same way as the content of the web page.

For the most part there are random attacks where they don't know your IP but simply use random IP address generators to try speculative attacks, hiding your IP won't stop that either.

So all in all I feel hiding your IP is a bit of a waste of time.
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