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My IP and Yahoo!
Via Normal Chat room chatting, your IP is safe,
consider this image:
When you PM, and the two users are on each other's buddy
lists, or use the new super webcam, and also the use of imvironments may
reveal your IP address, as they go into Peer 2 Peer mode, meaning there is a
direct connection between two computers:
Can I hide my IP address in Yahoo?
Yes! Some firewalls will block this peer 2 peer activity, and yahoo!
will have to handle your PM via it's servers. As for super webcam,
this is peer 2 peer only, and will not work. You can also use Yahoo!
Chat through a proxy, before connecting to yahoo! messenger, close the logon
screen (press cancel), goto login>>preferences and configure the
An Internet Protocol address is a unique 32 bit (4 byte)
address each computer on the internet must have, it's an identifier for each
computer, and is the way of sending and retrieving data.
An IP address looks like this: 22.214.171.124
What is my IP address?
Your IP address at present is:
How do you know this?
Your IP address is sent to the server when you make a HTTP request, each server connected to the internet can see this IP, and is their way of sending you a reply. IP addresses are also visible in all e-mails you send.
How else can I find my IP address?
If you are using a HTTP proxy, the IP address above will in fact be
What can someone do with my IP address?
Not much! If you are on dial up, your IP will refresh during next connection. But a user can use your IP to trace your ISP, they can also attempt to connect to any server running on your PC. So if no server is running, and all ports are closed, nothing is going to happen. It is also possible for them to attempt to access open ports, view the security section below.
To ensure all ports are closed, and to ensure you have no trojans or viruses, learn how to download and install a firewall and anti virus program at our security pages, BeSecure.
To see what is connected to your computer: