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Windows 7: What can a hacker do with your ip?


07 Jan 2013   #1

Windows 7 Premium x64
 
 
What can a hacker do with your ip?

Hi!, i was on skype earlier today, and this hacker was able to get my ip using skype resolver, and he threatened to hack me.

1.I would like to know what a hacker can do if they have your public ip address?
Like can they hack your accounts, edit your registry, view your files, etc

2. i am currently using eset smart security, zonealarm firewall, and malwarebytes. I also have Windows firewall enable.
Is that enough to protect me against the hacker?

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07 Jan 2013   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

1. No.
2. Sure.

A script kiddie (only fake hackers, make threats of hacking) can do nothing with your IP. Even if they could, they would run afoul of your ISP as your IP belongs to your ISP not you.
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08 Jan 2013   #3

Windows 7 Premium x64
 
 

he can dos me right?
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08 Jan 2013   #4

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

No. Invoking a DOS (Denial of Service) on you would in fact be a DOS on your ISP. That will not go over well for your script kiddie attacker.
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08 Jan 2013   #5

Windows 7 Premium x64
 
 

So that means i should be safe with my antvirus protections and firewall.
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08 Jan 2013   #6
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Just tell the guy you'll get him back on irc. See what he says.
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10 Jan 2013   #7

Windows 7 Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Just tell the guy you'll get him back on irc. See what he says.
why??????
are u saying he can hack me?
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10 Jan 2013   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Why would anyone tell you they were going to hack you ahead of time?
Thats like calling up the bank and saying
"Hi. I need some cash so Im on way down there right now to rob you." Then show up a bit later.

It makes no sense.


My guess is that the guy is making the threats hoping it will scare you nothing more. Real hackers don't go making threats or telling thier victims what to expect.
They just get things done quietly.
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10 Jan 2013   #9

Windows 7 Premium x64
 
 

thanks guys
its been like 2 weeks and nothing happened.
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11 Jan 2013   #10

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

What were you doing talking with a "hacker" anyway?
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