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How MUCH INFO Obtained From IP?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by wolfmanlv, Nov 2, 2008.

  1. wolfmanlv

    wolfmanlv Junior Member

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    I'm just curious.

    I use proxies because i know it helps to keep identity down when making multiple accounts ect...

    HOW MUCH info can really be obtained from grabbing someones IP from, lets say, a server log?
     
  2. wolfmanlv

    wolfmanlv Junior Member

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    Crap, sorry to post this here guys I would move thread if I could mods please do so if needed.

    thank you,
     
  3. Choronzon

    Choronzon Power Member

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    Not much but if you are naughty they can use your IP to get your details from your ISP. If you want to trace someone from just an IP you gotta go checking ports and stuff.
     
  4. mattstrike

    mattstrike Regular Member

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    If you get someone's actual IP, you can typically get the following information:

    • Who their service provider is.
    • What type of connection they have (Cable, DSL, t1, etc.)
    • Approximately where they are (to different degrees of accuracy depending on access type)
    • The company they are with (if accessed from a corporate account)

    There might be other things that you could extract, by combining information about their browser, etc.

    Also, it is possible that those IP addresses could be searched in other ways, and matched up against various databases, to extract other, less obvious information.

    None of those things are guaranteed accurate, but, in general, that is what you can get.
     
  5. scubaslick

    scubaslick Regular Member

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    Without looking too hard they can really only find out the geographic location of the server you passed through and the host/datacenter of the server. With more digging they can find out where the requests came from, which leads back to your ISP (or the one you connected through anyway).

    If you're connecting through ANYTHING with your name on it, at any point in the process, they can eventually find you. This includes a warranty registration linking to the MAC address of the laptop you bought at Circuit City and used at Starbucks.

    But you'd have to be doing some pretty heavy shit for them to look that hard.

    best thing to do is not do anything that will cause that kind of scrutiny.
     
  6. Whisker

    Whisker Moderator Staff Member Moderator Premium Member

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    The whois data of the server can be obtained by ip. Complaints would go to the server host info first, then usually are rerouted to you. I know because I've had it happen. One could potentially dig up domains on that specific ip and then find names and addresses on the public whois records. That's how I would do it anyway. :)

    Use proxies where you can. You'd be surprised at what a combo of simple whois query and tamper data can yield.
     
  7. wolfmanlv

    wolfmanlv Junior Member

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    Much appreciate the response and is what I thought but was not sure.

    I'm not worried about officials because I'm certainly not into anything heavy.
     
  8. mattstrike

    mattstrike Regular Member

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    Yeah, for most things, a single proxy will be enough to confound any attempt to learn anything about you (although if you use the same proxy to open multiple accounts somewhere, and then those accounts work together in some way, they might still all get banned).
     
  9. xhanuman

    xhanuman Junior Member

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    If you are curious what the average user can see for free in a very short time... check out this resource - it doesn't get any more user friendly that this!
    Free account sign up for one year...

    Code:
    http://www.tracemyip.org/
    Tested it on my own ip... pinpointed on the map within about 1.5 miles... close enough! :D
     
  10. birdjuice

    birdjuice Registered Member

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    If you're ever busted for IP based shit, just play dumb. If your ISP calls, it's pretty simple to do. Just act like you have no idea what they're talking about. IE, your wireless router got hacked or some shit.

    Do not volunteer any information. If the cops are calling, it's a completely different story. :)
     
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