Protection Of Your IP Address When Calling Someone

Posted by Mark Carter on January 28, 2016

dhcpSkype video or audio calling is nothing new for people. Everyday, many people use this facility to connect with people across the world. It’s all around facility makes it the most used communication program over the internet. One thing you must remember as a Skype user that your IP address is extremely vulnerable. When you are online on Skype, you are in total exposure to DDoS attacks. If you suffer constant DDoS attacks, it is time you should uninstall Skype from your computer. Even if you change your username, you will not be spared. It works on a peer to peer system where your IP address plays the major role and not your username.

Never add unknown people to your Skype contact list. People whom you trust are only supposed to be in your Skype account. However, it is not easy to save yourself from getting DDoS attacks. One way that works dominantly is blocking Skype resolver for your account. If you are doubtful about your technical skills, simply unplug your modem about four to five times. It will change your IP address. It is best that you unplug your modem in the night time and leave. By next morning when you plug in again, your IP address would have got changed.

Skype resolver poses a significant threat, so try to keep Skype just on one single device. Avoid using Skype where there is Wifi. Use it on mobile data or using it over public wifi connection like in a hotel can also help. This will give the hacker the IP address of that location and not yours. Use a trusted VPN network over your Skype. When you sign up for these services, every time you sign up fresh, you will have a new IP address. Keep yourself safe and do not become a victim of any cyber crime.