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Logging of IP addresses, When does this happen?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by thejit, Sep 8, 2012.

  1. thejit

    thejit Newbie

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    Ok so I wasnt sure of the appropriate section to post this in so I hope here is fine.

    I am a newb in the blackhat and hacking world and im sure this is a very newbish question but when visiting a website or doing any kind of online activity when is your IP logged or documented?
    For example, as soon as I type in the url and go to that website, as soon as I download an application is my IP immediately logged?

    My situation is that I just installed a bitcoin client, for which I would like to stay as anonymous as possible. I installed the client without changing/hiding my IP or MAC in any way. I have not created an account yet.
    Has my IP already been compromised if I use this client?

    Another situation being when signing up for an account on a forum like this one or anything else that requires account creation. If I created the account on my real IP and then say used a VPN or TOR and went to a local coffee shop to use the account, would somebody tracking me still be able to find me because at one time I did use the account on my real IP address?

    Thanks in advance for your patience with my ignorance in this area.
     
  2. proxygo

    proxygo Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    bhw isnt a hacking community
    bhw is for making money and the ideas around best to make it.
    ide keep your hacking ideas of the forum.
    not sure the mods here like hacking discussions
    just advice
     
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  3. thejit

    thejit Newbie

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    I never made mention of anything regarding my intentions with hacking or what I am using this information for. I simply stated that I am new to this area of the internet. So therefore this is not a "hacking discussion"
     
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  4. Murdoch1337

    Murdoch1337 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    LOL - If you're asking this I definitely wouldn't recommend getting into hacking.
     
  5. s0ap

    s0ap Executive VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Thread moved.

    VBulletin keeps a record of every IP you have used to access the site, including the IP you used to register.
     
  6. proxygo

    proxygo Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    like i said nothing personal i merely commented on your own comment

    I am a newb in the blackhat and hacking world

    i merely advised ide keep the hacking chat stuff of the forums
    as you where the one who mentioned it, as it might/will be
    frowned upon here . like i said just advice .
     
  7. thejit

    thejit Newbie

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    Thanks for the advice. But I am not a hacker nor do I plan on using the information to hack.
     
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    kideze Elite Member

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    man this is not even the place to ask all that. Go to yahoo answers for these questions
     
  9. Zapdos

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    When the IP is logged: Every page visit. Its in the web servers log. Most applications log your IP on page visits as well, with additional app specific information (ex: username, location, cookies etc)
    Will they still find you: Depends on what ISP you're with. If its large (ex: verizon, att, bellsouth, qwest) then its unlikely if you have a dynamic IP. If you have a small ISP or have static IP, yes.
     
  10. MiLiTARYiV

    MiLiTARYiV Senior Member

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    man take this shit to the warriors forum..lol