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Do you need to hide...

by selinaroseannemarie / February 13, 2013 8:50 AM PST

What makes you think that there is a need to hide your IP Address when browsing the web? I usually hide mine when replying emails that contained sensitive information such as bank accounts, pins and etc. (I guess I am paranoid) I believe that prevention is better than nothing (or cure). We have many choices of software, right now I am currently using virtual private network hidemyass.com. We can also use proxy servers and etc.

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If you're behind a firewall, you're safe
by wpgwpg / February 13, 2013 9:07 AM PST
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A firewall will keep others from seeing your IP address, so you should be behind a router. If you are, outsiders cannot see your IP address.

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A router is a natural firewall.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 13, 2013 9:27 AM PST
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Since any unsolicited packet is dropped at the router, this seems to be enough for most folk.

The problem with the network you noted is they must know your IP so you are not truly hidden.
Bob

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