Your IP address tells basically not where you are. So it is not usually possible to determine your position just by looking at ip address. But now scientists have developed a method of making reasonably accurate positioning by simply looking at the ip address for each unit. It could be used to deliver services that are tailored to the user's location - but it could also be used to deliver advertisements for local shops.
Scientists from the China University of Electronic Science and Technology in Chengdu and the U.S. Department of Northwestern University in Illinois and a researcher from Microsoft Research, who have presented their new method in a sensational research
.Positionsbestemmelse is usually something going on each client device - either by using an integrated GPS or by looking for known wireless networks nearby. The user can of course even enter his position. But in all these scenarios, the user control over whether the position must be determined.
The new method means that the position is automatically detected as soon as you contact a Web server and thus sends its IP address - may be prevented by using a proxy server or otherwise blur address.
Scientists use three different steps to fix your position from ip address. In the first step sent a data packet to the device and the time it takes the packets to arrive are used to calculate the device located with a coarse accuracy of 200 kilometers.
In the next step is sent back data packets - but this time for computers where physical location is known. It is typically universities and companies that host their own servers. Here, we know that is the address where the server says. Researchers have drawn around 76,000 physical addresses for servers onto Google Maps.
Scientists send packets to servers in the area where the searched device is located. Then compare the Datapak pathways. If a data packet to a server with a known physical address passes the same router as a data packet to the device which attempts to determine the position, then compared transport time for the package.
The last step takes the system so out which of the known computers that is closest to the searched device. It gives a fairly good positioning of the device. On average, the accuracy of 700 meters but in some cases is as low as 100 meters. So you can eg. find out in which district the computer is located and perhaps also on the street.
It sounds like a technically complicated process, but it can probably be automated so tracking only takes a few seconds.
In their paper employs the researchers did not deal with the ethical and legal implications of their technology, which of course allows you to track all Internet users without their knowledge or consent.
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Monday, April 11th, 2011
|Thanks Taker,Hopefully They Use This Technology Against Bad Hackers.|
|posted by (2011-04-11 13:30:53)|
|well imo mpaa riaa ipfi + what the blue he.. they are names dont care if they can make a single cent on it they will sue it no matter what .if look at it when they take screen shoot off your hard drive you did not allow that its personal info but no they sue your ass off|
|Does it tell the cops aswell???????|
|I thought all this was happening already,. I seem to get local ads on nearly every site I go to.|
As for the tracking every users I don't see how this is a bad thing, is your/our privacy really that important when compared to catching cyber pedo's etc ?
|posted by (2011-04-11 19:35:59)|
|well ofc there is tracking atm but this is tracking IP show locasion down to 100 meters ect|
|Tparsons5150 said: "is your/our privacy really that important when compared to catching cyber pedo's etc "|
Are you out of your freaking mind? How many internet users are there? There's about 400 MILLION. How any of those are serious cyber pedophiles who actually target children (NOTE: pedophilia deals with pre-pubescent children--NOT anyone under 18)? Maybe .000001% or less. You would destroy EVERYONE else in the name of some ethereal "feel-good" security that is non-existent. No matter what laws are passed; no matter the penalties, there will always be some crazy muthers out there.
Your comment is typical of the "pedo-hysteria" that government propagandists use to enact more and more heinous laws. Your comment also shows that you are brainwashed by "pedo-hysteria."
Be it oppressive laws against sharing software or laws against pedo-crazies, the end results are the same:
1) Excessive government restrictions that have no effect except to penalize the majority
2) People will find a way to do what they want, regardless of the penalties--especially crazy people (e.g.: pedos).
EDIT: whoops! Didn't know we couldn't curse for emphasis. Guess I should have RTFM.
|Do you not already think that they cant trace you already? This is old technology, this just opens the door for private tracking. but one flaw I see is that most ISP's share IP addresses among two or more subscribers, yet I do not see people using that issue in court!?! Maybe they just don't know that?|
|posted by (2011-04-12 03:21:19)|
|SyKoTiK avatar @9: Yeah... umm... no, they don't share IP addresses between multiple subscribers. They might split a netblock between multiple subscribers, but they wouldn't share the same individual IP addresses. They might say: client 1 gets 192.168.1.1-10; client 2 gets 192.168.1.11-20 and so on, but if you had the same IP used on multiple routers/computers/network devices you'd be causing so many issues with lost packets that even attempting to trace a line would be pointless because the subscriber wouldn't even be able to connect to anything to then be traced in the first place since almost all of the packets would be routed incorrectly to another system using the same IP. You may be thinking of DHCP vs. Static, though, where one user has a specific IP address dynamically assigned at one point in time but when the DHCP lease expires they may get a completely new IP instead of simply renewing the lease (highly unlikely) and someone else may get the IP that was previously being used by the first subscriber. But, again, that's not 2 people having the same IP at the same time. That would be chaotic and be fixed fairly immediately.|
|@ SyKoTiK true! that's what happening with my ISP.|
|posted by (2011-04-12 13:13:43)|
|ummm.. I believe you all miss the point, I believe they are mainly speaking of mobil locations, like a laptop or cell phone. If the GPS is not active, they can still track the device. As it exists now, the IP only gives them the closest city location. But in any case, this can be applied to any ip address... Why does someone need to track that address within 1 block of the location anyway? Seems like the ONLY reason would be law enforcement...|
|This is old news and tracking like this has been done for years.|
Case in point... You all know that stupid little pop up window in your screen corner when you visit ET? If not remember to look at and not the TNA and you will see the City and Location you are at in it...
|posted by (2011-04-13 08:11:31)|
|well i can say for sure the ET small screen in the right side off your screen arent telling where your at were talking about IP tracking the right side thing say a town with wrong BTW its basickly say the town where the IP server is at not your place.this is news if read the articl|
|I have been cyber stalking Taker for years now|