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googling an IP address
From: Chris R <admin () securityindex net>
Date: 12 May 2003 00:38:32 -0000



While toying around this weekend i googled my own IP address (simple 
right?, dont know why i never did it before) only to find i could access 
hundreds of sites cached referrer (spelling?) pages and i could view 
thousands of IP addresses and where they had previously visited (including 
what they had searched for on various search engines) prior to visiting 
the site whos cached referrers page i was looking at. Ok that might have 
been confusing but this strikes me as a breach in privacy? I mean i could 
literally view THOUSANDS of IP addresses and exactly what they had typed 
into search engines. This really isnt a HUGE security risk or flaw, but 
does this strike anyone else as a lack of privacy? Yes i know the idea of 
100% anonynimity (spelling?) on the internet is truely a dream, but 
blocking these kinds of cached pages could easily prevent this type of 
spying. I googled a few friends IP addresses and surprised them with what 
they had been viewing only days before and exactly what they had entered 
into google to find that site. Oh well, any comments? :-/

Chris

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