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  1. carlito77

    carlito77 Registered Member

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    I know this topic has been covered before but I'll ask again and sorry for the redundancy. But Is it technically impossible to hide your ip address? I mean really hide it and become invisible on the net so not even the NSA can track you down. I'm not trying to hide from the law, is just a philosophical curiosity.
     
  2. Empath

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    You're not "viewing" things on the net. You're "receiving" things on the net. Everything you receive, gets there because your IP is available to be addressed as the recipient.

    You can avoid showing who you are through such tricks as proxies, but you're only wearing a mask. You can't be invisible.
     
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  4. caspian

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    According to XBSteve, the NSA has the ability to stand back and trace connections even if you are using a multi-hop VPN with servers spread out across the globe. But it is possible to hide your IP from just about anyone else, as far as I know. I guess it depends on what you're doing. Unless it's really bad, the NSA is not going to spend time and resources to trace silly stuff like downloading or general mischief.
     
  5. lotuseclat79

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    Hi carlito77,

    About the only scenario that could possibly work is via an illegal hack (crack) that hides itself on a compromised platform and uses a shadow process of a running process to run a browser or other software that accesses the Internet from the compromised computer's ip address. Essentially, the scheme would use the compromised computer's ip address, but be remotely controlled by the cracker connected to the compromised computer - as long as the crack goes undetected. Note: the cracker's ip address is in play even if it is routed through ssh + vpn tunnels to the compromised computer, but only to pass commands to its doppelganger - and would likely not compromise the cracker's ip address.

    That said, I do not endorse nor advocate such a scheme for honest and ethical hackers.

    Seems like it would be a bit cumbersome (for the impatient), and slower than Tor!

    -- Tom
     
  6. Spooony

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    no you can not. Your imei is a cookie that cant be removed. But with a mobile phone disconnecting from the net reconnecting you get a new IP

    Em from your pc to your ISPs gateway is unprotected. As soon as you log on your isp sees you. So no need to go through anything. Then theres google which they just subhoena
     
  7. CasperFace

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    Yeah, but they can't subpoena Google (or your ISP) if they don't know who they're looking for in the first place. That's the whole point of using anonymity services--to make it harder (if not impossible) for an adversary to trace your communications back to your real life identity.
     
  8. zero_Phil

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    Isn't TOR the tool for the job here?
     
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    I noticed you wrote this in several posts.
    What's the problem, you can buy cash, a second/third/fourth-hand GSM and buy cash a pre-paid sim card.
    What would be the issue then with the GSM IMEI going around the cellular network?
     
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    a Good way to Hid your Ip

    Rent a Server A small shared one for every day use

    it's not practicle but it will protect you

    BTW Don't use it For Banking or any importent Data
     
  11. caspian

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    What does Em stand for? And as for a subpoena, according to Steve, they would have to have a subpoena for all of the jurisdictions at the same time, in different countries. Plus the servers are encrypted. It would not be an easy task.
     
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