Can someone from a chatroom hack my computer?

April 22, 2010 at 07:18:16
Specs: Windows Vista
hi i was on a chatroom last night for over an hour and i suddenly noticed that some users ip addresses were showing. i dont know whether mine was and im really worried now that if it was can someone hack my computer or find out where i live? ive never used chatrooms before so i have no idea how they work im really worried cos this is my parents computer and they use it for work and important stuff, i think it may have been a slightly dodgy site anyway cos it was supposed to be clean but i got asked dodgy stuff. so could my computer be hacked if my ip address was showing?

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#1
April 22, 2010 at 07:48:39
"i dont know whether mine was and im really worried now that if it was can someone hack my computer or find out where i live?"

They don't have to hack your computer to do that. You ISP makes your address public knowledge.

http://www.ip2location.com/free.asp

There is no privacy on the internet so be careful of what you do.

"my parents computer and they use it for work"

Is the computer your parent's computer or does it belong to the company they work for? If the later you may want to read the exceptable use policy the company may have for that computer.


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#2
April 22, 2010 at 08:25:02
they work for themselves so it is their own computer. i dont normally go on chatrooms it was only this once and i wont be going on again someone at school told me it was a good chatroom to talk about music that i am interested in but i think they were lying cos it was totally different but i didnt answer any of the dodgy questions i got asked.

what i am worried about is if someone could use the ip address to hack the computer? it has got norton antivirus will this protect it?


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#3
July 3, 2010 at 07:41:04
well symantec works better then the overrated norton....so get symantec endpoint.And yeah with your i.p address people do know where you live,and unless your computer has a password they can just use the remote desktop connection thing on windows xp pro.So your pc better have a password.

And no smart asses better tell me that this information is wrong.


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#4
July 3, 2010 at 08:21:13
The information is probably spot-on (though making out that they know 'where you live' is probably a bit optimistic - area - Yes, street & house number - No), but the OP is using Vista.... not that it makes a lot of difference.

"I've always been mad, I know I've been mad, like the most of us..."


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#5
December 1, 2010 at 19:42:05
yea they sure can! espicially if they were from the Website's admin!

stop going into stupid untrusted sites!

P.S. there is no chat room that is protected from kinda s---

Stay away from chat rooms, weird new sites, any link and from adds. then ull be fine!
u dont even need an anti-virus to protect urself!
just think twice always!


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#6
December 1, 2010 at 20:15:15
the funniest thing is, the origional poster not once told us which chat site it was....hmmmm

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