Today’s advanced technology has caused everybody to depend and rely so much on the Internet. Two decades ago, you wake up early and have breakfast with the family and often reads the newspaper while having coffee. Students rush to school to finish their research and read books in the library. While in your workplace, you will be very busy on the phone, making transactions and writing reports on a paper. But, the computer age has changed everybody’s daily lifestyle. I know that the technology today has just made things work easier and convenient.
But, as individuals, who just knows how to use machines and devices like your laptops, personal computers and smartphones for online activities will never know that someone in this world had been watching you online. It is true that advanced technology had been a good creation, but it comes with flaws, which is taking your privacy and security away by simply tracking your machine or device’s IP. It would be great to visit the Nickull Blog on IP addresses to learn more about such issues and concerns.
What is an IP Address?
Do you know that every device or machine that is connected or in a network comes with unique identifiers, which are used in sending data online? It means that in order for machines to enable transmission and communication online, an identifier or address is needed. This is identifier is what we call, the IP address or the Internet Protocol address. Actually, we have two versions of this – the IPv4 and the IPv6. Wherein, the IPv4 makes use of 32 binary bits in creating the IP, while the IPv6 makes use of 128 binary bits.
Configuring the IP address could either be a static or dynamic. When we say static, this means that you configure the IP by yourself and that is done by editing the network settings of your computer. Without knowledge and expertise on TCP/IP or Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol, then you might end up with network errors or issues that may lead to difficulties in connecting to the Internet. The other type of configuration is dynamic. Here, you have the DHCP or Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol servers, assigning you the IP. Click this for further reading on DHCP.
By the way, how are you connected online? Do you have an ISP or Internet Service Provider at home or for your smartphone? The ISP will be the one, providing you an IP address. And then, when you go online, you may be visiting websites that are hosted by various web hosting companies. You should know that these web hosts can actually track your online activities while you are on their site. Aside from that, they can trace your actual location. It is an amazing technology, isn’t it? But, you need to have privacy online and this is what you need to protect.
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