Sunday, August 26, 2007

On the Internet, Nobody Knows You're Naked. Or Do They?

Word to the Wikipedians: nothing you do on the Internet is really anonymous. Once you're online, you're assigned an IP address, which leaves a digital trail of your tracks.

The address can change each time you connect, but since organizations typically have a defined range, a young hacker named Virgil Griffith was able to ascertain which edits belong to whom.

Related: After what he estimates at 500 hours, another young tech whiz cracked the code restricting the iPhone to AT&T's network.