Is it illegal to track an IP address?
So, I am not exactly a hacker, but I tracked a person IP. My question is can I get arrested or charged for this? They did not know I was tracking there IP address either.
- EnigmaLv 61 month ago
Wow,you got an ip address,whoopy. What else do you have? Name? Address? No? You got nothing.....but an ip address.
- 1 month ago
If it was illegal to track an IP address then they wouldn't be so easily traced
- 1 month ago
If by "track" you simply mean using an IP lookup website, then no. That's not illegal. You wouldn't be able to do much with it.
Now, if you were using some sort of port scanner and/or trying to launch an attack on that IP, that is a very different story. Your ISP and the other person's ISP may figure out what you're trying to do and you can get into serious trouble.
It seems to me that you really have absolutely no idea what you're doing based on your question so I strongly recommend you lay off the "not exactly a hacker" thing and learn about computer security first, before trying to "hack" or get yourself into trouble.
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