Finding out IP's
On my blog comments, I have seen one user discover correctly the IP’s of 3-5 of my regular posters. Can you please check this for me and how someone can do that ?
The blog I need help with is astonvilla-views.com.
When you say “user” are you talking about someone set as a contributor, author, or editor on your site?
no mate just on the comments section
thanks timetheif but think you misunderstand me.
I see a poster’s IP in the comments but what has happened is one guy from the outside with NO rights on my site at all has extracted the IP from several comments on posts of mine.
For several different posters and posted them and I can confirm they matched.
I think this is a security breach somewhere. I googled for this and could not find any other examples
If you feel the security on your blog has been breached please change the password and contact Staff. Provide them with all details pertaining to any and all other official users you have provided site access to. Here’s the link http://en.support.wordpress.com/contact/ After you use the searchbox, under the search results, at the bottom of the page there will be a section that says “Have you found the answer to your question?” You can choose either “Yes I found the answer to my question.” or “No I didn’t find the answer to my question and I would like to contact support for help.” The no option will reveal the contact form.
If the people who comment on your blog also read his, then he could easily have gotten their IPs. Same if they ever emailed him or commented on a blog he’s a part of. IPs are not nearly as hidden as some people think.
They also mean next to nothing since they are not unique anymore. One IP address can be assigned to hundreds of people. This is due to the fact that they are expensive for the ISPs to buy. This cuts down on their expenses.
Also even the location shown is not in many cases even close to accurate. My IP address reports I’m in Spokane, WA and I’m over 2500 miles from there.
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