Is it possible for somebody to get your Ip adress and be able to see what your doing online?

7 Answers

  • 8 years ago
    Best answer

    If you have some spyware on your computer, then someone could be watching what you are doing, however, they would not need to know your IP address as the spyware on your computer would be calling the watcher.

    If the legal authorities have suspicions about your activities, then they can get your ISP to find your IP address and find out just what your are doing.

    The process is more likely to happen the other way round. A banned website may be monitored, and the IP addresses of those using the site are traced. The ISPs to whom an address is allocated can then determine which one of their customers is accessing the site. From that point, they may monitor the customer's activities to see what other illegal sites are being accessed or what illegal activities are taking place.

  • 8 years ago

    In short yes, its possible but highly unlikely as they would have to go to a great effort to do so successfully. It is possible to know someones public Ip address but they would also need physical access to your incoming line with a wire/packet sniffer attached to "see" what you are doing.

    To explain further..

    Internal LAN (Local Area Network) addresses are NEVER routed on the Internet so your actual PC/Laptop ip address is kept safe from unknown outsiders.

    Your gateway (Internet modem/router) performs function called NAT (Network Address Translation).

    This conserves public IP address space as it converts (translates) all your private internal Ip addresses to your single public IP address and by default will only respond to connections that initiate from inside the LAN. (your home network, is a typical example of a LAN.)

    This function works as a very effective natural firewall+keeps most LANs pretty safe, although for additional security, a good, well setup firewall on your PC would prevent dodgy connections being allowed out, which in turn will fool NAT into allowing its return path as the connection initiated from within the LAN and is considered safe.

    Source(s): Qualified Cisco CCNA
  • 8 years ago

    No it isn't. Don't listen to the trolls.

    If, however, you have a trojan virus installed on your PC, then your PC will be remotely accessible. In order to safeguard against this, you should make sure you always have the latest anti virus software on your machine - Avast, Avira and AVG are all excellent examples of Free, secure antivirus protection.

  • 8 years ago

    The bigger question is "Is what your doing really important enough to warrant you worrying over it? Do you really see someone picking you out of the billion's of people in the world to watch what your doing?

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  • 8 years ago


    And takes 2 minutes

  • 8 years ago

    It's almost impossible.

  • Luke
    Lv 6
    8 years ago

    yeah, but only professionals can, and I'm guessing it takes some time.

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