The IP address is a 32-bit number that uniquely identifies a network interface on a machine. An IP address is typically written in decimal digits, formatted as four 8-bit fields separated by periods. Each 8-bit field represents a byte of the IP address.
Every time you’re online, your IP address lets web servers know where to reach you. It’s how you can visit websites, for example.
However, your IP address includes a lot of details, like:
- Your country
- Your region
- Your city
- Your ZIP code
- Your longitude
- Your latitude
You probably wouldn’t share such info with strangers, yet you’re doing it online all the time.
One of the biggest trackers of your digital life is your Internet Service Provider, ISP for short. Since your IP address is uniquely assigned to you, they can easily keep tabs on everything you do.
In most countries, ISPs are legally required to store logs on your digital activity and browsing history. They can even be forced to monitor traffic and throttle speeds when you’re on file-sharing or streaming platforms.
When dealing with ISPs, authorities and law enforcement agencies can generally access everything without a hitch, and your consent as a user is not needed. And because of how browsing databases work, the information is often handed over in bulk.
This way, even if you’re not under investigation, your data can still get to the authorities if another ISP client does something shady.
And if you’re not already worried about your privacy, let me add one more thing: many ISPs dabble in selling your data to advertisers.
Switch to CyberGhost VPN
A VPN is a secure way of accessing the internet and keeping your connection private. Short for Virtual Private Network, it hides your IP address, cloaks it with a different one, and drives your traffic through an encrypted tunnel.
After connecting to a VPN server, you can simply browse the web as you would normally do. There’s no need to change browsers or risk using suspicious exit nodes.
CyberGhost VPN can help you:
- Bypass geo-restrictions and unblock content
- Torrent safely
- Securing your digital transactions
- Getting better online deals
- Protect your digital identity
Hide your IP, encrypt your connection, and stay safe from prying eyes. Don’t let your digital footprint be a backdoor that links directly to you.
For any additional information or concerns - it is best to approach the Support Department:
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