This is a question that it is sad to say, most people never consider. An IP address is a series of numbers that is assigned to every computer modem. It identifies you and anything you do on the internet can be traced to your IP address. This is why it is very important to some people who may partake in illegal activities or even just simple things that aren’t illegal but are embarrassing to the computer user, to hide their IP address.
How does it work?
The way it works is this: Your computer accesses the internet through a modem. If you have a network connection in your home or office, then you may have a router that acts as a single modem for every computer in the network. That modem or router is assigned an IP address that tells any particular website that is accessed exactly where you are, who you are, and most importantly, what else you’ve been doing on the Internet.
Why hide my IP address?
Whether you’re downloading free music or emailing an old girlfriend (if you’re married), you might want to consider hiding your IP address. This way, you can be completely sure that whatever you’re doing online, your secret life will remain hidden for as long as you want it to.
The conclusion is yours. Do you need to hide your IP address or not?