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Protect Yourself With Two-Factor Authentication

Two-Factor authentication simply adds a second step to the log-in process to verify yourself. This extra verification usually takes the form of a numeric code that is sent to your phone.

Ways to Prevent Hacking

Because of TV and movies, most of us have a similar picture in our head of a hacker. To clarify, he's a younger guy, maybe wearing a hoodie, peering into a computer screen in a dark room furiously punching in lines of code.

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What Is My IP?® is the industry leader in providing REAL IP address information. We provide IP address tools that allow users to perform an Internet Speed Test, IP address lookup, proxy detection, IP Whois Lookup, and more. We have extensive tutorials that show users how to trace an email address, how to change IP addresses, and how to hide their IP information. Knowing your IP address is crucial for online gaming, tech support, using remote desktop connections, connecting to a security camera DVR, anonymity or even running an email server. If you’ve got questions about IP addresses and can’t find the answer on our site, feel free to post your question in our IP Address Q & A section.

What Is An IP Address?

This number is an exclusive number on all information technology devices (printers, routers, modems, etc) use which identifies and allows them the ability to communicate with each other on a computer network. [Read more...]

What Is IPv6?

IPv6 or Internet Protocol version 6 is the replacement for IPv4. An IPv6 address looks like this 2600:1005:b062:61e4:74d7:f292:802c:fbfd and an IPv4 addresses looks like this [Read more...] API

Our API (Application Programming Interface) gives you access to most of our tools programmatically. In order to access the API, you must be a Gold level member. Gold level accounts get 10 API keys. Each key is allowed 1,440 calls per day (1 per minute) for a total of 14,400 calls per day (10 per minute). [Read more...]

Speed Test

A broadband speed test can help you determine if you're getting the most bang for your buck with your ISP. You could be paying upwards of $50 dollars a month for access to the web from your ISP. Knowing exactly how fast your link actually is, will be an important step in identifying whether you are really getting value for your money.

IP Lookup

Your IP Location can be found using our IP Lookup tool. No IP Lookup tool is 100% accurate due to many different factors. Some of those factors include where the owner of the IP has it registered, where the agency that controls the IP is located, proxies, cellular IPs, etc.

Change IP

There are MANY methods to change your IP address. Some methods will work for you but may not work for someone else and vice versa. We're going to cover how to change your IP address in Windows 2000, XP, 2003, and Vista using command prompt. You may be asking "What if I have a static IP Address".

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Tips for Protecting Privacy Online

A common misconception is that we're powerless to protect our identities when using the Internet. That's simply not true. There are some simple steps that you can take today to boost your privacy and protect yourself from being tracked online.

Clearing Cookies In The Most Popular Web Browsers

Cookies can contain a lot of information about you and your browsing habits. They can hold your personal information that you have entered into forms, including your name, address, login credentials, etc. If you wish to protect this information from being stored, this article provides step-by-step instructions for deleting your cookies in Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Explorer, and Safari.

Use a VPN and the Main Reasons

What are the reasons to use a VPN? When you use the Internet, every move you make tracked by your Internet Service Provider (ISP). They do this by providing you a public IP address that ultimately traced to your physical location. This information can be sold to advertising companies that will know your every move online.

Online Community Or Fandom And Staying Safe

Like many others, you are probably looking for new hobbies while social distancing, perhaps even an online community. No matter what new hobby you have found, looking into its online community has many benefits.

Internet Cookies And How They Work

Internet cookies (also called web cookie, HTTP cookie, or browser cookie), unlike a cookie cookie, is a small text file sent from a website and stored by the browser on the user's computer.

Three Simple Ways to Boost Online Privacy

Online privacy is more important than ever.  With widespread hacks occurring on a regular basis, now is the time to protect yourself online. There are some simple steps you can take to protect your personal information when using your computer.

Signs My Device May Have Been Hacked

As a user of technology, it is imperative that you protect yourself and your information from being hacked. Hopefully, you've already taken steps to keep your devices secure. But do you know if you're already hacked? Here are a few signs to look out for to determine if you have become a victim of a cyber attack:

Six Types of Malware Across The Internet

There are many types of malware on the Internet, but we will mainly look at six of those.  Malware, short for malicious software, is software designed to harm your computer or steal your information.