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IP Addresses

Backdoor attacks are initiated with the aim of gaining unauthorized access to a system or network.

What Is a Backdoor Attack? Types of Backdoors and How to Detect Them

A backdoor is a hidden vulnerability or a method of bypassing a website’s normal authentication procedures that allow access to that system. A backdoor attack is a type of cyber attack in which a hacker gains unauthorized access to that system.  Although they are technically a virus and a kind of Trojan attack, backdoors aren’t…

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Various organizations maintain geolocation databases that map IP addresses to specific countries.

IP Address Blocks by Country 2023

IP addresses serve as the essential numerical identifiers that enable devices to communicate across the sprawling global internet. They function much like digital postal codes, pinpointing the location of connected devices and allowing traffic to be routed properly. The distribution of these critical IP address resources across the world holds important implications. How IP Addresses…

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IP Passthrough Mode and Bridge Mode are two different network configurations used in networking, primarily with home routers or modem/router combo devices

What Is the Difference Between IP Passthrough Mode and Bridge Mode?

When you set up a local area network (LAN) at home, you may run into a situation where you can use IP passthrough mode on your router. Or, bridge mode might be better suited for your purposes. Both IP passthrough and bridge mode have similar functions, but they’re not used for exactly the same. Let’s…

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In online gaming, your IP address is often visible to other players and servers you connect to.

Can you hide your IP Address while playing games?

The world of online gaming is vast, fun, and chock full of exciting and immersive world-building. But are you, or your kids, really safe while playing multiplayer games with total strangers? What happens if a villainous player gets ahold of your IP address or confidential information? It’s easy to forget to take preventative, protective measures…

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What Is IP Mapping?

Without a VPN (virtual private network) or other privacy tools like Incognito Mode searches, your Internet activity and general geolocations are available for public consumption. Cybercriminals can use your IP address to track your online movements, pinpoint your physical location, and hack into your device’s operating systems. IP mapping is one method these bad actors…

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IP scanning is a technique used to discover open ports and services on a computer or network.

Navigating Network Visibility: A Guide to the Best IP Scanning Tools

IP scanning is an essential network administration task that provides visibility into the devices on your network. But what exactly is an IP scanner, and what are the top tools to use for scanning your network IPs? This comprehensive guide covers everything you need to know. What is an IP Scanner? An IP scanner is…

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IP addresses are logical in nature, they serve as an essential component in the practical functioning of the internet and computer networks.

Why Are IP Addresses Called Logical Addresses?

You may already know that IP addresses are unique identifiers that are assigned to devices that access computer networks. An IP address is a string of numbers separated by periods, which looks like this: 192.168.1.1.  But IP addresses are actually abstract, logical identifiers, not physical locations. Unlike MAC addresses, which are permanently attached to a…

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Hiding your IP address while streaming can help protect your privacy and security

Benefits of Hiding Your IP Address When Streaming

Your IP address reveals a lot of information about you and your online activities.  An IP address serves as a home address for your internet connection, and it uniquely identifies the device that you are using to access the internet. Importantly, your IP address allows websites and services to locate and communicate with your devices. …

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