Articles in Category: IP Address Tracing and Privacy
Articles relating to how much information is exposed by an IP address, and conversely how much information can be retrieved from an IP address and under what conditions.
Proton VPN: A Fast, Reliable VPN Service
On a recent overseas trip, I exercised Proton VPN extensively and was very pleased with the results.
Can a Website Identify Me When I Visit?
Web servers get your IP address when you visit. Whether or not that or other information can be used to identify you, specifically, depends on a lot of things.
How Do I Stop My Neighbor Using My IP Address?
If it’s certain a neighbor is using your IP address without permission, you need to take steps. But first you need to make sure.
Someone Has My IP Address – Should I Be Scared?
If someone threatens you because they know your IP address, it’s an empty threat.
Finding the Owner of an IP Address
While you can’t find the specific owner of an IP address, there are a few tools to see what IP-related information you can get.
What Can People Tell from My IP Address?
People can tell very little from your IP address. For example, they cannot tell who or where you are. How much they can tell varies a great deal.
Why Can’t I Connect with a 169.254 IP Address?
When your computer can’t get an IP address any other way, it assigns itself a 169.254 IP address. It’s a sure sign of a problem.
How To Trace an IP Address: Myth Versus Reality
Thanks to popular media, many people expect much more from an IP address than is practically available. I’ll separate myth from fact.
Can I Get Someone’s Name and Address from Their IP Address?
While getting someone’s name and address from their IP address is technically possible, it’s also typically difficult and requires law enforcement.
Does visiting a search-engine cached page prevent the original site from noting my visit?
Even a cached version of a website could send information about you back to the original server. The thing is that we just don’t (and can’t) know.
I’ve been blocked because my IP address is on a blacklist. What do I do?
Finding out that you are on a blacklist can be a nightmare. So how do you get off of it?
All Worked Up Over IP Tracing
I frequently hear from people who are quite insistent that they be able to trace an IP address to the person behind it. It’s just not that simple.