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Windows 7: What if know ip

26 Sep 2014   #1

windows 7 home premium x64
What if know ip

If i find someone's ip or someone find main ip what can i do? can i steal programs?

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26 Sep 2014   #2
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64

no you can't.
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26 Sep 2014   #3

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JiiJii View Post
If i find someone's ip or someone find main ip what can i do? can i steal programs?
There is really very little you can do with an IP address. You cannot obtain the individuals name, address, or other personal details. And that IP address may not be that of an individual at all but of some public Internet access point.
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27 Sep 2014   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

It greatly depends on the security configuration on the target computer. I will suppose for all this that we're speaking about public IP and attacks over internet (not LAN).

At the very minimum, you can ping it if the router it's not configured to reject those. This open a clear route for a DoS attack (or it's distributed twin, the DDoS), which can make the connection of the target quite slow or totally unavailable if your bandwidth is greater. That's a quite common way for hackers to take websites down.

Then, you can attempt a port scan to discover open ports and listening services on that host. If there's something "alive" there, there is a chance to find something with a security vulnerability, a weak password or just to flood with dummy requests.

All that of course relies heavility onwhat do your find and how many security vulnerabilities are out there. A properly secured computer will most likely not have much to do, and for sure it's not a straigforward way to break into someone else computer, much less to completely take control of it.
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