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Anonymous asked in Computers & InternetComputer Networking · 4 months ago

Can the police find your real IP address when you're using VPN?How long would it take them?

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  • 4 months ago

    No they want see, but they might

  • 4 months ago

    In latest years, there had been many myths circulating with regard to how police are tracking and tracking VPN users and trendy hobby within the on-line international. Let’s take a look at the way it works in exercise. As critical as online spying is, following up on crimes absolutely takes plenty of sources.

  • 4 months ago

    If one end of the VPN terminates in your computer then they can easily find it.  They can't see what is inside the VPN because of encapsulation, but if the VPN itself terminates in your computer, the capsules have your IP address there so that you can receive the transmission.  I.e. the VPN content is scrambled but the destination for the scrambled packet cannot itself be scrambled.  That's part of the "handshake" and "encapsulation" process.  The outer layer still has to get to you.

  • 4 months ago

    Most VPN providers will provide that information to law enforcement if they request it.

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  • 4 months ago

    If the police have a warrant, they can get your IP address from whoever is providing the VPN.  Depending on how well the provider does at keeping records, they can find that information with a matter of minutes.

    Even if the VPN provider does not have the information, it is still possible to track a VPN.  The VPN is not invisible, only the information travelling over it.  The police could not tell what was sent over the VPN, but they can see what IP address set up, where it was connected to, how long it was up, etc.

  • 4 months ago

    Whee are you Russia? Europe?

    Here in america it takes quite a bit of time since warrents on evidence come before anything else.

    What's the crime your planning on commiting? That would get you a better response as to how long before someone looks at your IP address(s).

    For example, a violent mass murder might take a few seconds or minutes while a simple non violent bank or jewel robbery might take years.

    So what's the crime?

  • 4 months ago

    The VPN provider knows your real IP address.  If they keep that information like free ones do, the police can get that.  The ISP knows your real IP address at all times so if they know you are a spectrum customer, then they can get your real IP address from them.

  • Bill-M
    Lv 7
    4 months ago

    Yes. They would have to go to the VPN provider with a Warrant and examine his data base of clients.  If you was on the ten most wanted list or a Pedophile they would take the time, Otherwise they would not be bothered.

  • 4 months ago

    You IP address is still in the clear as the source address between your router and the VPN server.  Can they find it = yes.  How long will it take = not very long.

    What they can't see is the true destination IP address.  All they see is destination address (VPN server), source address (your router), IPsec header, everything else is encrypted.

  • Mike
    Lv 7
    4 months ago

    the NSA has it 

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