Is sim and imei logged when visiting websites

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  1. Kaisaargbra2

    Kaisaargbra2 Registered Member

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    if i visit websites from my mobile sim account will my sim number and imei be logged by those sites

    Can your number be found or traced if email is pushed to your phone
     
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    That's a good question. I had not thought of that.
     
  3. Kaisaargbra2

    Kaisaargbra2 Registered Member

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    can somone answer this please
     
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    Did you visit ip chicken with your mobile to see what your ip is?
     
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    The answer to the question can be easily found if you setup a web server on a computer you own and access it using your mobile account. You can see using this setup what kind of information arrives from your mobile to a potential web site.
     
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    The answer to this question is carrier specific. I've actually seen emails sent by phones that contain the phone number as the HELO or as some part of the header.

    Normally, this shouldn't happen. but if you are using a smart phone application, for example, some proprietary web browser or some smartphone application that accesses the internet, then it is possible that the application could send this data to the internet. In the case of using safari to access the apple website or using the factory installed browser on a nokia phone to access the nokia website this would be most possible - but I have never heard that this is being done, or that these things are really possible. Generally speaking, a vanilla browser accessing a random website can't send your sim card number, your phone number or your imei as that information is not sent to the internet by any standard browser configuration.

    If you are really worried, maybe the best thing to do would be to download opera mini and use that as your browser. It is better than most other mobile web browsers too!
     
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