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how to know if my REAL IP address shows

by novicestill / November 22, 2005 2:11 AM PST

when i go to http://www.grc.com for a scan for the lst 1059 ports, it showed stealth. Does that mean that my real IP address is not shown when i surf the net. Therefore, very difficult for hackers to plant keylogger, spyware etc or can they do it at all?

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About IP hiding. How???
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 22, 2005 2:36 AM PST

How would a web site send you a page if you didn't tell it the address to send it to?


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As far as I know
by geona / November 22, 2005 4:59 AM PST

the only way to hide your IP address is to connect to the internet with a proxy, such as TOR. This way your page requests are relayed through a network and the IP address sites read on the other side is a (random?) one assigned by the proxy, which then relays the page back through the network to you. GRC shows your real IP but if you're behind a proxy it shows an IP that isn't yours. But I THINK proxies are more for privacy than security, so you still need a firewall, which stealths your ports. In fact, a proxy will require at least some of your ports to not be stealth in order to work properly. This is my non-expert understanding.

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False sense of security. Here's why.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 22, 2005 5:52 AM PST
In reply to: As far as I know

Your ISP still knows your IP address and can log packets.

It's amazing to me that people will pay for anything that may make them feel secure.


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