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Why exposed the IP addresses?

Updated on July 26, 2010


Well, I’ve been a member of Hubpages for months now and the administrators have never exposed the IP addresses for those who commented under my articles. This is the first time this has happened, as of now I can see my IP address and everyone else who posted comments under my bubs.

However, when I checked BGMALL hubs which is a guy on hubpages who talk more politic than anyone else, I realized that I could not see the IP addresses of no one. Now I suspect this is a new thing and it is design to expose those who are hiding behind the firewalls. Obviously if you have nothing to hide you should really expose yourself. Let everyone know who you are that way you don’t risk of being accuse of anything.

Honestly, I could be communicating with a terrorist myself and not realized it. The exposure of the IP addresses adds a little more meaning to the conversation, it shows which geographical area participate in internet hubbing and what kinds of conversation interest them the most. I only hope that everyone else can know the IP addresses of those there are communicating with. If this is not the case, please comment under this post and let us know.

In addition, some will wonder if the exposure of the IP addresses risk our chances of having a hacker hack our computers. The IP addresses are very much like our home addresses, those who know their ways around the network knows the route to our homes. So now this raises questions and concern for hubbers on hubpages. Are we at risk for exposing our thoughts on line or the IP address doesn’t really expose the Huber?

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      James Dubreze 7 years ago from New York, New York

      Ok good - but what if that person had used a different network. You would not have been able to match that IP address. If we are goring to assumed that the IP address can tell us who it is at all times we're going to be make the wrong presumption. They have to be a pattern, as for me my IP address is always the same except when I post using my friend’s computer. Without knowing who my friends are if I post as an anonymous you won't be able to tell if it’s me.

      And besides some IP address changes every time the computer log onto the network - that is known as dynamic IP while the opposite is static. I believe if I reset my router I'll be assigned a different IP address. In a way if we just go by the IP addresses we might not be able to identified the location of the hubber.

      We might need a more solid info in order to come up with liabable resources - And that may be the mac address of the network addapter. If you can bypass the network then you can have access to the mac address.

      You did not tell me however, if you can see my IP address - as for me I see the IP address of everyone who post comment on my blogs.

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      LRCBlogger 7 years ago

      I can say that a hubber decided to post a comment as a guest but use my name on one of my hubs. In other words, they were trying to post and make people think that they were me. Since the IP address was exposed, I easily identified the person (Since they had also posted while logged in and I simply matched the IP address) and reported the behavior.

      In this instance, having the exposed IP was helpful.

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