Why is my IP & ISP Showing?

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posted on Oct, 4 2008 @ 04:09 AM
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A couple of times while reading a post on threads and/or actually posting I've seen a members signature posting my IP - My ISP and the Version of Windows I’m using.

What's that all about?

My first reaction right off is it's total BS and shouldn't be allowed.
But, not knowing what it is I don't want to jump to conclusions.
Though I still think it's total BS and shouldn't be allowed...lol...

Thanks



...taps...

Edit: oops, forgot the thank you!




[edit on 4-10-2008 by silo13]




posted on Oct, 4 2008 @ 04:11 AM
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You mean like this: www.abovetopsecret.com...



[edit on 10/4/2008 by schrodingers dog]



posted on Oct, 4 2008 @ 04:13 AM
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Yep - and I hate it, lol.

By the by - your puppy is looking grumpy these days...



posted on Oct, 4 2008 @ 04:16 AM
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Originally posted by silo13
reply to post by schrodingers dog
 


Yep - and I hate it, lol.

By the by - your puppy is looking grumpy these days...



You can get the widget for free here: danasoft
Btw, you're the only one who can see it. It's meant to freak people out as a funny.

That's not my puppy, that's me.

I'm very tough.





[edit on 10/4/2008 by schrodingers dog]



posted on Oct, 4 2008 @ 04:19 AM
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I saw that recently as well and was going too ask the same thing.

I know these things have been around for years and years on forums, but really, can anyone tell us anything about how they work?

(Though it gets my address wrong all the time
)

Cheers, Fox.



posted on Oct, 4 2008 @ 04:21 AM
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Ahhh. thanks for the quick reply.


I never worried about it because I was fairly sure that the only person that could see the info was the one viewing the info, but, youre right when I first saw that on my screen many years ago... I was a little freaked


Cheers, Fox



posted on Oct, 4 2008 @ 04:23 AM
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*Tosses Schrodinger a Scooby Snack*

Thanks for the link... Ok, so I dont find it funny and want to know how I can keep it from happening but that's just me...



...taps...



posted on Oct, 4 2008 @ 05:02 AM
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how do you implement it into your signature?



posted on Oct, 4 2008 @ 07:06 AM
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Originally posted by Fathom
how do you implement it into your signature?


The question is, how does someone else implement it into your sig?



posted on Oct, 4 2008 @ 07:33 AM
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I just blocked the danasoft site in firefox - it was getting on me nerves.

There's always one who has to be a smartass and have that in their sig



posted on Oct, 4 2008 @ 09:21 AM
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i still suspect that widget as invading my privacy somehow.


And, now this might only be irrational conspiracy-thinking/paranoia, but ...

it seems i get those fairly rare PC attacks, not before i run across a ISP widget ->
but always soon after i run across one of those ISP identifier widgets, in someones sig. at any number of forums.




{but, hey....i still cringe when shopping on a https:// 'secure' site}



posted on Oct, 4 2008 @ 02:14 PM
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Originally posted by budski
I just blocked the danasoft site in firefox - it was getting on me nerves.

There's always one who has to be a smartass and have that in their sig


Excellent solution, Budski.
Wish I could give you a star.

But how do they manage to insert it in your signature in the first place? Is that a security hole?



posted on Oct, 4 2008 @ 02:59 PM
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It wasn't in my sig, it was in theirs - I've never seen it in my sig, and I wouldn't know if it could be done.

Although, if there is something from danasoft in a sig, then I suppose that might do it, even if there un-intentionally

Bloody stuff gets everywhere if you're not carefull


Some software can be quite invasive, and get in where it doesn't belong.

I'm gonna form a "I hate Quicktime" club



posted on Oct, 4 2008 @ 03:04 PM
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Your ip address is transmitted to every site you visit (if they desire collecting it). That being said, today, most ISP's use DHCP that assigns a new dynamic IP address to each user logging on. Anytime you send an email, the header information contains your IP address.



posted on Oct, 4 2008 @ 03:05 PM
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The guys who run this site.
Would never ever compromise your security in that manner.
They have themselves to much to lose in doing that.
Thats just my point of view I just got off a chopper and am shaking.
If you want to know anything about coding ask me.
I know pretty much everything there is to know about it.
Cheers.



posted on Oct, 4 2008 @ 03:06 PM
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Saw that puppy picture somewhere online and it had the caption "This is Fluffy...The Destroyer Of Worlds"


Cheers!!!



posted on Oct, 4 2008 @ 03:11 PM
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Originally posted by RFBurns
reply to post by schrodingers dog
 


Saw that puppy picture somewhere online and it had the caption "This is Fluffy...The Destroyer Of Worlds"

Cheers!!!


Well, semperfortis made the avatar for me so all copyright infringement issues can be directed to said fortis.


Guys relax (he said on a conspiracy site), that widget doesn't let anyone see your IP.
If you read how it works on the Danasoft site, you will see that it's harmless.

It is meant to freak you out and it is doing just that.



posted on Oct, 4 2008 @ 03:16 PM
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And if you stress out about your IP/ISP showing, spend a little money and subscribe to proxify. It works marvelously.



posted on Oct, 4 2008 @ 03:24 PM
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Originally posted by habu71

Your ip address is transmitted to every site you visit (if they desire collecting it). That being said, today, most ISP's use DHCP that assigns a new dynamic IP address to each user logging on. Anytime you send an email, the header information contains your IP address.


Thanks. I know about the email. And I know that ATS can collect your IP. But the fact is, so can danasoft. Else how can they display it in your sig?


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Originally posted by budski
It wasn't in my sig, it was in theirs - I've never seen it in my sig, and I wouldn't know if it could be done.


I have had this "Your IP is..." appear in my sig. How do they get access to my supposedly private area?

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Originally posted by AussieTough
The guys who run this site.
Would never ever compromise your security in that manner.
They have themselves to much to lose in doing that.
Thats just my point of view I just got off a chopper and am shaking.
If you want to know anything about coding ask me.
I know pretty much everything there is to know about it.
Cheers.


Thanks. Maybe you can explain how danasoft can grab my IP the same as ATS can? Am I being worried over nothing?



posted on Oct, 4 2008 @ 03:28 PM
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All your questions are answered here: danasoft about





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