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Changing Countries: 8/25/2015 23:09:15


Jordan_
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Hello everyone!
Well I'm DerpyLlama and I have a problem :/

Sooo a couple days ago, a guy on the game told me that they could track you down through your IP Adress on warlight because warlight check's your country, it means it checks your IP...
after that i freaked out, i downloaded Premium Hide IP, pff I spent 7.99$ on it but whatever
i changed my IP Adress to somewhere random like Turkey because I went there for vacations, lol

sooo now i realized its impossible to do that haha, i believed in that well yeah :/

now i want to change back to my home country (United Kingdom)

is there any way i can change it back? i tried uninstalling this ip adress hider, the country flag doesn't change?! i dont understand

Any solutions to turn it back?
Changing Countries: 8/25/2015 23:28:10


Ragnarok
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This happened to me aswell. Just wait it out.
Changing Countries: 8/26/2015 04:02:50


Potatoe
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Fuck, You're are scaring me.. Because it does make sense is there any mesures to prevent that?
Changing Countries: 8/26/2015 11:32:33


Jordan_
Level 43
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You can hide your IP to somewhere in Europe or North America, but then eventually you'll miss your own country flag you had there in your profile lol.

Just get a free ip hider, it'll work. i dont know how to prevent anything else


well looks like i'll wait it out
Changing Countries: 8/26/2015 11:44:25


Bayern München is the best!
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I'm from bulgaria,and this happen to me - i went to Greece and my country was „Greece“ - WL said this.5-6 weeks after going back to BG,i again was BG. So just wait and it will be back.
Changing Countries: 8/26/2015 12:32:04


Epicular
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Sooo a couple days ago, a guy on the game told me that they could track you down through your IP Adress on warlight because warlight check's your country, it means it checks your IP...
after that i freaked out

I don't get it, any website can look at your external IP address, why is that so terrible. Just type "my ip" into Google. They know your IP too.
Changing Countries: 8/27/2015 23:24:50


Jordan_
Level 43
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Becuase.. i dont know how Warlight's IP Security system works soo... I'm afraid something may happen like cyber hackers or people knowing where I live, I'm not comfortable with that. Y'know Privacy Issues..



Oh and Google... well I dont think they may use my location as an ''Advantage'' or something, I'm just a ordinary person and there is millions of people that google knows them and their location.. but they dont use it in a bad way...


I'm just scared that someone might use my IP as an excuse for crime or something... I dont trust the Internet anymore XD
Changing Countries: 8/27/2015 23:33:07


Kenny • apex 
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If you're on the internet on any site, any user also using that site can find your IP and trace you. Sometimes this is true even if you 'hide your IP' or use proxies.

So yeah, no point.
Changing Countries: 8/28/2015 00:31:15


Zoya the Destroya 
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For some reason when you hover over my flag it says I live in Maryland (I don't). I guess that's not a bad thing...secrecy and all.
Changing Countries: 8/28/2015 00:32:08


Zoya the Destroya 
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Couldn't you just use Tor?
Changing Countries: 8/28/2015 00:45:10


Dublin Warrior 
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^^^ Not sure how a user could track your IP address, unless the website enabled it,
but people with any kind webmaster privileges could,
as well as the moderators and admins of most forums...

Though a website could certainly enable any user to track another user's IP,
I'm not sure how an ordinary user could do so on WarLight or someplace else without hacking the website...

because all your profile is to me is a webpage provided by WarLight.

That having been said, everything on the internet is hackable if someone wants to badly enough...

same with your house and mine, nothing is totally secure... it never really has been...

it's just more obvious now.

That having been said, IP addresses are not the most accurate pieces of information.
Apparently there is something called a MAC address, (not related to Apple Computers),
and these MAC addresses are much more specific and accurate.

When I go to Google Maps, I don't need to be logged in for Google to know that it should center the map over New York State... though it seems to be centered over the state itself.
I don't live near the central point on the map. In fact, I live roughly 100 miles away as the crow flies.

On the other hand, when I go to MapQuest.com, the map is over the Cleveland, Ohio area, just east of the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo...
I've also found sites that think I am near Dallas, Texas.

I have done some research on why some websites think I am in the Cleveland, Ohio
or Dallas, Texas, and I believe my ISP has a significant amount of internet routing computers in both areas.

So I hope that brings some comfort to other people who, like myself, have significant privacy concerns, that anyone who is looking up your IP address is far from guaranteed to be looking at the most accurate information available.
Changing Countries: 8/28/2015 00:59:50


knyte 
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First, report that player.

AFAICT you can't easily use Warlight to find someone's IP- only Warlight itself can do that, and even that can be dealt with easily. Usually, if you want to find someone's IP, you have to trick them into revealing it themselves- like http://whatstheirip.com/ does.

You can literally download a free browser extension to mask your IP (be warned, though, that proxies and VPNs are going to slow down your Internet). Don't freak out. If you want to be much safer, use Tor or a VPN (I believe CyberGhost is free).

And someone finding out your IP isn't going to give them your literal physical address. To get anything really accurate, they actually have to ask your Internet service provider- which tends to only work for the authorities.

If you ever see something scary and technical, google it first. Try to find something on a trustworthy source- at least StackOverflow. DON'T FREAK OUT that easily. Every 14-year-old on the Internet who knows how to hide their browser history is going to claim to be a hacker. Just ignore them. If the threats seem serious, fact-check them; if they're threatening to harm you, you might have some legal recourse as well that you can mention to shut them up.

Apparently there is something called a MAC address, (not related to Apple Computers),
and these MAC addresses are much more specific and accurate.


Yes. MAC addresses are device-specific. But you don't need to worry about script kiddies, as long as you're careful about what sort of software you install and what sort of permissions you give it.

There are obviously a lot of zero-day exploits in many common software programs, and someone who wants to do so badly enough could find a lot of things out, but this is kind of like the sort of risk you take by just walking outside on the street- ultimately, use the defenses you can, don't become a target or inspire people to invest a lot of effort in violating your privacy, and don't freak out- if it comes to the worst, you have a lot of defenses on your side as well.

Really, you're made most vulnerable by the information you release yourself, willingly.

Edited 8/28/2015 01:08:48
Changing Countries: 8/28/2015 02:11:35


Hostile
Level 58
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You can flush mac addresses to receive a new one.


Wikipedia says it is easy.

Edited 8/28/2015 02:12:33
Changing Countries: 9/6/2015 09:36:59


Jordan_
Level 43
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Oooh, now I understand... ok I guess I'll just wait it out and I think I'll download Tor because I just dont really feel comfortable someone knowing the area I'm living I dont even know why but whatever...

and yeah finally its back to normal now my country is UK

Thanks for the Tips!
Changing Countries: 9/7/2015 13:37:35


OnlyThePie
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On a similar topic, Warlight seems to think I live in the USA, but I live in Canada. Is there any way I can change it without sending a help email to Fizzer?
Changing Countries: 9/8/2015 13:34:29

inquisitor
Level 56
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Most likely he just bluffed.
You connect to the server. The server admin always knows your IP address, but it is no big deal.
He can't know your IP address since you two don't have connection directly.

He may trick you into clicking a link, viewing a picture etc., and then he could know your IP address.
But it is not a threat. An IP address is not an exact address. He can only probably know which country/region you are in (not to say it is not 100% accurate), but he can't know exactly where you are.

He can't hack you simply because he knows your IP address.

Edited 9/8/2015 13:42:14
Changing Countries: 9/8/2015 13:39:05

inquisitor
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If you're on the internet on any site, any user also using that site can find your IP and trace you. Sometimes this is true even if you 'hide your IP' or use proxies.


Unless the site admin decides to display your IP address, a user can't know. They need to do something, like tricking you into clicking a link, viewing an image etc.
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