Can computer engineers find out who visits them on facebook and other social networks etc?
I mean they have a degree in understanding computer hardware and software, so do they know how to track who looks at their profile...computer name, IP address or anything at all.
Answer from computer engineer would be helpful.
- ChrisLv 76 years agoFavorite Answer
It depends. Like God said, if one can use HTML code in one's profile, one can implement an image that links to a script on a server, and everybody who visits the profile will request the image and thus allow that server to store the IP address and OS, time, etc.
If the social network sanitizes text and only allows images that are uploaded to their servers, there's no way to track visitors unless you work at the social network and have direct access.
Also, getting from an IP to actual user information is pretty difficult and in general impossible unless you are in law enforcement.
- GodLv 76 years ago