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Ways You Might be Weakening Cyber Security

A lot of the time, we get hacked because we’ve made ourselves easy targets by weakening cyber security. Even though hackers use sophisticated technologies to hack into systems, they are still just people.

How to Use Public WiFi Safely

Sometimes you may need to access the Internet in a public place and have no other option than to use public WiFi. Fortunately, there are some things you can do to keep yourself safe even on public networks.

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What Is My IP?

WhatIsMyIP.com® 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 75.123.253.255. [Read more...]

WhatIsMyIP.com 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".

Recent Articles

Vishing Phone Scam and How To Recognize

Vishing is the telephone version of phishing. Essentially, it is a phone scam involving an attempt to scam the victim into giving up private information to be used for identity theft.

Social Engineering Attacks and Tips to Prevent

Social engineering describes one method hackers use to gain access to your sensitive information. As the name suggests, this type of scam uses information found on social media platforms to impersonate a specific individual for malicious purposes.

Online Privacy and Social Media

Sites like YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram are great for connecting with others online, but maintaining online privacy can be a challenge.

Smartphone Security to Protect Your Investment

Hackers are targeting smart devices in order to obtain our most sensitive data. Moreover, know what you can do to determine if you've been hacked.

Does a Proxy Hide My Identity Completely?

Finally, we’re going to wrap up our series on everything you need to know about proxies with a simple question.  Really does a proxy hide my identity as well as I think it does?

Zoom Safety Tips

As businesses begin operating online, products like Zoom and other remote meeting services are in high demand. However, the increased user base has also led to worrying breaches in security. Unfortunately, these concerns include leaked account information, “zoombombing” incidents, and even the possibility of illegal recordings.

Incognito Mode and What Is It?

There are many reasons you may not want someone to know the search history on your browser. Maybe you're doing some online shopping for an upcoming holiday or special event.

How To Avoid Email Phishing Scams

We've all gotten emails that look to be from a reputable source. They might say we've won a gift card or perhaps alert us to an error within our account and our immediate attention is required.