I clicked on a suspicious link

Discussion in 'Computer Security' started by evian1121, Sep 13, 2018.

  1. evian1121

    evian1121 New Member

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    So i was going through my email and accidentally clicked on a suspicious link, it was a quickmessage.io link, which i had no clue what it was, when i clicked on it my anti virus came up and blocked it from accessing it, it said that this link may be harmful and may want to steal your info i clicked off it and didn't go further then that.

    When i looked into it apparently its an IP tracker website, not im scared that whoever it was has my IP address and maybe my home address ? is it possible to get ones home address through the IP address? is it possible they have it even if i clicked off it with my anti virus?

    I went into shock mode and straight away downloaded a VPN as that what i saw on the internet to do, am i safe ? or ?
     
  2. _Kyle_

    _Kyle_ Active Member

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    An IP Address can show location, however typically it is not completely accurate, usually it only shows general location. You should be safe, however I would suggest changing your IP address.

    Several websites however do use your IP Address, whether is is used maliciously is up to the one who can see it.
     
  3. Darren

    Darren Moderator Staff Member

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    Just run a scan, probably fine. Every website you visit can see your IP. Since I'm a mod I can see your IP right now. :) Doesn't mean much on its own.
     
  4. Agent Smith

    Agent Smith Well-Known Member

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    No, your IP address can't show your home address. Only public safety or the Feds could do that with a subpoena to your ISP. Unless of course you're dealing with one hell of a clever hacker who just so happened to hack your ISP's database. LMAO!


    If you want, you can change your IP address. Usually it just involves power cycling the modem. Or it might take using the MAC address clone feature, changing the MAC address in your router and rebooting the modem.

    Make sure your router doesn't use the default username and password. UPnP is off, you're not forwarding any ports you don't need, and remote administration is off. Stay abreast of any and all firmware updates to your router at the manufacturer's website.



    My IP address is MjIxLjc5MS43MjIuMzIN

    The server sits behind fat Tony's fat ass in Chicago. And you thought I was from Colorado. HA!
     
    Last edited: Sep 15, 2018
  5. Shlouski

    Shlouski VIP Member

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    EDIT: there was a quoted link here and the reason I made this hilarious joke:

    Suspicious links, what do they look like? ;)

    All I know is its Arabic and translates to 'Humane asylum to Australia', but I ain't clicking it :D.
     
    Last edited: Nov 2, 2018
  6. Darren

    Darren Moderator Staff Member

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    Dealt with.
     
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  7. _Pete_

    _Pete_ Active Member

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    No you haven't. The link is still there as is the .......... who posted it. Delete the post and the link.
     
  8. _Kyle_

    _Kyle_ Active Member

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    I can't see it. The link is still in @Shlouski's post though when he quoted it though.
     
  9. Shlouski

    Shlouski VIP Member

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    Lies......lies I tell you ;)
     
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  10. _Kyle_

    _Kyle_ Active Member

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    :eek:

    How dare you edit it out! :mad:

    Now I'm a liar. :oops:
     
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