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What is Spyware?

Spyware is, in short, undesired software that enters your computer with destructive intent. You may not even know that it’s present on your computer.

Social Media Content Ownership of What You Post

When you post on social media, you are not only sharing content with the Internet publicly. You’re also granting certain permissions to the platforms you post on.

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What Is My IP?® is the industry leader in providing REAL Internet Protocol (IP) address information. We provide Internet Protocol 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. Also how to change Internet Protocol addresses. Furthermore how to hide their Internet Protocol information. Knowing your Internet Protocol 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 Internet Protocol 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?

Moreover, this number is an exclusive number on all information technology devices (printers, routers, modems, etc) which identifies them. To clarify, it 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. Furthermore, in order to access the API, you must be a Gold level member. To clarify, 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...]

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Smartphones for Seniors and Which Are The Best

Almost everyone has a cellphone in 2020. According to a Pew Research Study, 96% of Americans are cellphone users, and of that group, 1% own a smartphone. 

Hide IP Address With Three Secure Ways

This article explains why you may need to hide IP address while you are online.  Your IP address is your online identity - it is what identifies your device or network when you use the Internet. You can think of it as your physical address. Just like a physical address, your IP address tells others how to find you, where to send messages, etc.

Are Proxies Safe and What To Know

One advantage to online safety and security is the use of proxies.  The goal for most people online is to stay secure and anonymous. One option that's touted to provide security and anonymity is the use of proxy servers.   Proxy servers are quick and (usually) free solutions that hide your IP address while you browse the internet.

Avoiding Security Threats on Your Mobile Device

Everyone knows that smartphone usage is at an all-time high, and that comes with increased security threats.  The reason is very simple.  The more connected to the Internet, the more vulnerable of a hack.  Like any other cybersecurity threat, mobile threats can include ID theft, spyware, and phishing scams.

Phishing Email Red Flags and How To Recognize

As you've probably heard, phishing is one of the most often-used techniques hackers use to break into devices or computer systems. And as you've also probably heard, the best defense against phishing attacks is to use "common sense." But what does that actually look like?

Adware Explained and How it Works

Adware is short for "advertising-supported software." Essentially, it is software installed on your device that shows you unwanted advertisements, typically in the form of pop-up ads. It is not necessarily malicious - however, if you suspect your device has it, you should make sure it is removed.

Online Privacy for Seniors

Online privacy for seniors is incredibly important, but it’s difficult to stay private in an ever-changing digital world. It’s easier now than ever to get caught up in scams, lose your bank account information, or have your identify stolen.

Learn Privacy From Hackers While You Are Online

Malicious actors and governments have easy access to see our private communications and habits through our use of smartphones, tablets, laptops, or any other device connected to the internet. Hackers do this by using various tools and techniques.