Gave my IP (whatismyIP.com) to someone

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by riffco, Jun 21, 2012.

  1. riffco macrumors newbie

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    Okay, dumb! Now I'm worried he can get on my computer. Should I worry? If so, what should I do?
     
  2. Feed Me macrumors 6502a

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    They likely can't do anything due to firewalls not only on your router, but on your computer.
     
  3. AdrianK macrumors 68020

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    They can't do anything with your IP, except do a WHOIS lookup which would provide details of which ISP you use and a location (we're talking at a regional level of accuracy, not your address or anything personal).

    This is assuming you're not serving files/vnc on open ports...
     
  4. riffco thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks

    I'm much too trusting.
     
  5. maflynn Moderator

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    Through your router you may be able to release/renew the ip address. check with your ISP about release/renew, it may be as simple as unplugging your cable modem for 5 minutes.
     

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