What can someone potentially do with my IP address?

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  1. HollyGolightly

    HollyGolightly New Member

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    A random stranger sent me a very rude and borderline threatening message via Myspace. He found my page through a site that we both use to record visitors to our pages (so I know that he has my IP address). I reported the message to myspace as abuse and blocked his account from contacting me, but I'm worried that with my IP address, he could be capable of hacking into my computer or finding out my personal info or anything else. :noes: What can someone do if they know my IP address and whats the likelihood of that sort of thing happening? Thanks for the help.
     
  2. Hate Crime

    Hate Crime Don't Hate OT Supporter

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    Your identity has been stolen and he probably has already applied for social security benefits.
     
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    If you are behind a router that uses NAT, and you don't have a DMZ set up, you should be fine.
     
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    He can do whatever he's capable of. That could be nothing, or everything.


    Statistically, he probably can't do shit.
     
  6. deusexaethera

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    Other than that, he could probably find out what area code you live in. :noes:
     
  7. HYBR|D

    HYBR|D Beep Beeeeee'p

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    get your details from your ISP, then drive to your house, and while your asleep sneak into your bathroom and introduce your toothbrush to he's bum crack. :noes:
     
  8. mw818

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    he could ddos attack you

    and pwn your face for a couple hours

    .... if he knows how
     
  9. SLED

    SLED build an idiot proof device and someone else will

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    :mad: some fucker has been performing DoS attacks on me for the past few months. It's always like between the hours of 10 to 2. I don't know why the fuck anyone would want to do that though.

    I just restart my modem and router and that usually alleviates any latency problems my network builds up from the DoS attacks but it's pretty annoying to have to do that a few times a week.
     
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    a DoS would continue, even after a reset... It sound more like your router/modem are taking a shit due. Don't be so quick to blame others... Why do you think it's DoS?
     
  12. shiba

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    First time i see a person post in a color other than black...
     
  13. stolid_agnostic

    stolid_agnostic One who is both stolid and agnostic. Get a diction

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    if you're on broadband, it is probably people on the same switch as you all downloading at the same time....10 - 2 is peak use hours, ya know

    broadband = shared bandwidth
     
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    you mean cable = shared bandwidth....
     
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    It continues, but it usually clears up any latency build up... at least for a while. Sometimes the latency comes back, sometimes it doesn't. My router's security logs show the same 3-4 IP addresses performing DoS attacks at least a few times a week during the night.
     
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    My bad, 10pm - 2am.
     
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    :rofl:

    FYI: e-thugs using MySpace can not do anything with your IP. You could probably hand him your computer and he would fail to get any information off it or do much harm other than install 10 browser toolbars and sign up for viagra spam.
     
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    Thats how people from the world of MySpace roll. I went there once, I don't want to go back.
     
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    yeah , i've had bad modems/routers that would choke after running for a while ... it is a point to think about . but if the traffic/packet logs show evidence of an "attack" the matter should be persued .

    along the lines of "attacks" and "healthy concern" (could be read as mild paranoia) ...
    some time back i noticed that there were several addys that were consistantly hammering away at my machine . some of these had several different numbers in the last octet . calling my isp and rolling my ipa solved the problem for a short time ... the problem returned in a matter of hours .

    i did some backtracing , packet capture and decode on those addys . one backtrace resolved to some server in alaska , the others were scattered in the continental US . the hex decode had text similar to those flashing "warning , your registry is corrupt ..." , "windows is unstable ..." ads that a lot of sites have .
    another interesting point was that one of the ports trying to be accessed was the one that is used by windows/office messenger (the one made for "local" instant messaging) ... this one really raised my eyebrows .

    on a hunch i investigated a few other machines that were used to access some sites visited common to all (way different ipas though) . yep , i found some items/situations of the same nature .
    i did a little google searching ... it seems that a whole bunch of other people were having the same problems/concerns . some were angry as hell and had fired off letters to the isps' involved .

    the way i figured it was that those "ad companies" were doing blind transmissions to all the ipas in their data bases that they had aquired over time ... hell , my log showed the crap going on 24/7 ! my firewall was stopping the traffic so i was not too excited about it . the complaints must have done some good because the frequency dropped off quite a lot .
     

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