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Old 12-25-2010, 09:28 AM
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Originally Posted by Live Wire View Post
I recently visited a website and in a section of it, it said "Your IP . .. .. . and it showed my ip address. I have a good virus/internet protection program and firewall is on. How dangerous is this?
No, it is NOT dangerous... Any site you visit can see this information and that's also how they gather metrics about their customers/visitors behind the scenes.

Now there are some bad sites that could use this info against you, but they are normally shut down pretty quick - it's just the nature of the internet. You have all the necessary protection in place. Key is keep the A/V up to date.