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    My thread turned into a weiner-measuring contest!
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    Quote Originally Posted by wiskic10_4 View Post
    My thread turned into a weiner-measuring contest!
    And Spec - I love ya man, but nobody gives a fu<k. Social Engineering on a small-time computer forum is weak. Just sayin'
    It may be a wiener measuring contest... but at least it's our wiener measuring contest. :-P
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    Well, to get back to the original question, I don't think that your IP address is particularly important provided that you have a secure system and practice safe computer usage.

    Something along the lines of having a firewall, IDPS, and behavioural monitoring. Also use a least privilege account and don't clicky clicky on everything you see; also keep your applications and OS up to date.

    However there are factors that will probably affect the extent to which knowing your IP address may be an issue to a greater or lesser extent.

    1. Static or dynamic IP address?
    2. Random or targetted attack?
    3. Wired or WiFi system

    Just a thought

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    To quote King of The Hill

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    MY ipaddress is 127.0.0.1 come and get me skiddies - I dare you!

    I didn't completely read the whole thread. But I didn't see mention of Google Street View and the streetview cars capturing MAC addresses and AP names.

    Somewhere there has to be a list of AP's named Linksys with there corresponding street address.

    My point is why bother getting a public ip address. I have yet to work on a linksys home router that was password protected. (by that I mean the factory defaults were not changed)

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    lol. Wow. This thread really made a hard turn for the gutter. [he said hard. heh]
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    Heh... boner.
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    lol, the topic is going off-road now.

    Anyways, when I checked that IP address site, it showed an empty farm field near a power relay station in my city. I have no idea if the hub is located there, but it might be.

    I might try a tor/proxy program to see what happens, since I have a static ip from my ISP. *lame*

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    You just made me read through a whole bunch of old crap ... start a new thread mate.
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