BenzWorld Senior Member
Date registered: Sep 2008
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I learned a couple of things today. I am not really up on the whole technology of the internet, but my friend Chris is a genius when it comes to this stuff. The first thing I learned is that every time you visit some websites, the website notes your computers unique identity or IP address. This is so you can't create multiple accounts, or multiple identities on RPG's and use up bandwidth on the site. The websites say they never release the info to anyone, or they promise not to sell it, but gov'ts, the police, or apparently anybody who sounds official can easily get the info.
No big deal right?
But then take that individual identity and plug it in to a certain website and it'll give you a google map satellite image like you plugged in an intersection on mapquest. Some servers say they prevent this, but Chris says they can break through every domestic server and locate any computer connected by land line to any server. Then once they know where you are they can trap anything you might do, like credit card purchases, or embarrassing websites you might visit. Encryption only covers some data but the places you surf to are not encrypted, and more stuff than you would imagine is not encrypted.
So if you think you're protected because you use some fake name like joe_sixpack12 to avoid identification or to protect your location forget it.
It's scary actually.
When devils will the blackest sins put on, they do suggest, at first with heavenly shows - Othello