Why Should I Hide My IP Address?


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oFirst, why be concerned about hiding your IP address? Why do people search on Hide My IP or Hide My IP Address? It's simple; your IP address is associated with the server you use to connect to the Internet.
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oFor example, I live in SA and connect to the Internet with my Spectranet account. When I check my IP address, it shows that I am in SA and use Spectranet as my Internet Service Provider (ISP). That in itself is not a problem. However, there are two possible reasons to be concerned. First, some sites block access based on an IP address. You might have been banned from a favorite website, or posted over the daily allowable limit on a given website. The IP address is one of the ways that you can be tracked or blocked. However, as I tell all our customers of our anonymous proxy, Private Proxy, to change IP addresses is often not enough. You also have to make sure you don't have a cookie stored on your PC that also identifies you. Assuming the cookie issue is solved; hide IP software or services can get you past a blocked website.

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oIf you surf from work, you might need a hide IP address service so that you cannot be tracked back to your company. When you surf from work, chances are that you are connecting through your company's Internet server. This server's IP address will identify the company. If you are researching a competitor you probably would not want your IP address to show up on the competitor's website log. Worse yet, if you are surfing for personal reasons at work, you really might not want anyone to be able to track back to your employer.
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oIn both instances, whether surfing from home or work, the server you connect through has a log showing your web surfing. With an IP address that points back to the server, you can be tracked back directly to your home or our desk. Here's how: The IP address shows the web server. The web server knows who you are. In the case of an employer, all they have to do is look at the log. In the case of an ISP, all it takes is a subpoena or a helpful ISP employee. In either case, with the right questions, you can be traced.
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oSo why do I hide my IP address? It's mostly principle. When I hide my IP address I know I've made it more difficult for someone to trace me. I find it very disturbing that some web sites and most search engines use IP addresses to build profiles. Why make it easy for them? Hence, I hide my IP.

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6 Steps to tracking IP Address

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oPicture this scenario, you log on to your mail box one morning and find an email from an unidentified person with offensive language in it. Reading such a thing on a morning would certainly ruin your entire day. Now what would you do? Delete it? Agree a solution, but what if the sender decides to send more of such emails? Mark the email address as spam? ... Read more