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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
 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.


----- 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


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.


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
hundreds of sites cached referrer (spelling?) pages and i could view
thousands of IP addresses and where they had previously visited
what they had searched for on various search engines) prior to
the site whos cached referrers page i was looking at. Ok that might
been confusing but this strikes me as a breach in privacy? I mean i
literally view THOUSANDS of IP addresses and exactly what they had
into search engines. This really isnt a HUGE security risk or flaw,
does this strike anyone else as a lack of privacy? Yes i know the idea
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
they had been viewing only days before and exactly what they had
into google to find that site. Oh well, any comments? :-/


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