Wednesday 14 October 2015

How to Hide your IP from Skype Resolvers

Skype resolvers are real threats plaguing professional gamers and the everyday man who accidentally adds a bot on Skype. Skype resolvers work as simple as someone adding you on skype, or searching your username, and they have your IP address. With your IP address, the person looking to attack you can do so through DDOS attacks (denial of service that interrupts your connection), SSH attacks (to gain access to your machine), or even exploit open ports.     

Skype works through a peer-to-peer connection to enhance its call quality to make it like an instant conversation. The problem with peer-to-peer connections is that it’s very easy for a savvy user to find out your IP address through this system. It’s similar to torrenting in that way when your IP address isn’t encrypted people has access to it.

Skype resolvers themselves don’t even require you to be on a call with someone, or to be transferring files with them. There are multiple services out there that can find user IP addresses very quickly. There are various techniques like bots that call you, or a debug log file that quickly adds you and deletes you to find your IP address. Unfortunately, there are also many other effective methods as well that people can use to find your IP address through Skype resolvers.

The good news is that stopping Skype resolvers from attaining your IP address can be stopped with the utilization of a VPN service. A virtual private network (VPN) masks your real IP address by connecting to a remote server in another location that has a different IP address. Torguard uses an IP address that is shared by other users to increase anonymity.

Many users think setting up a VPN is difficult, and many VPN services can be. Luckily, TorGuard has taken a complicated process and streamlined it through its TorGuard Lite connect which only requires login credentials and a “connect” button.

A reliable VPN-like TorGuard can be accessed throughout the globe, and the effects of changing your IP address to a particular location can be exciting. For example, if you live in a country with restricted access to sites like Netflix, you will find you can access entire libraries with your new IP address with fast speeds and highly encrypted traffic.

If you’re looking to step up your whole house’s internet security, you might also want to consider purchasing one of TorGuard’s DDWRT routers that come pre-flashed with TorGuard VPN services. By encrypting your internet directly through your router, you can be ensured that every one of your devices can access the same content through WiFi with the same level of security.