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Re: googling an IP address
From: "Gil" <gil () americankimchee com>
Date: Tue, 13 May 2003 17:18:45 -0500

"Click on the link that says "Find web pages that contain the term
xx.xx.xx.xx"
 Where on the google search page is this link? I can't seem to find it.

I also tried to google my IP address, with and without quotes, and the
searches returned no results.

Gil

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jill Tovey" <jill.tovey () bigbluedoor com>
To: "Mike Thompson" <mike () anti-hero net>
Cc: <security-basics () securityfocus com>
Sent: Tuesday, May 13, 2003 11:43 AM
Subject: Re: googling an IP address


Click on the link that says "Find web pages that contain the term
xx.xx.xx.xx"

Jill


On Mon, 2003-05-12 at 15:23, Mike Thompson wrote:
Do you have to do a special kind of search?  I tried this with my ip and
a few
others with a basic google search and it had no results.

-Mike

On Sunday 11 May 2003 07:38 pm, Chris R wrote:
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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