Sep
19
2010

How to Steal Someones IP Address

Obtaining someones IP address is usually an easy task and there are many methods to obtain someones IP address. Getting your own internet IP address is as easy as visiting a website. If you didn’t know, everytime you visit a website or make a connection with another PC, you are essentially giving away your own IP address. An IP address is not like a home address because, for the average internet user,  you can trace the Country, State, and sometimes the City of where the computer is located. Here are some methods you can use to steal someones IP address:

Method 1:

Use syntaxmaster.info – a website setup specifically for nabbing IP addresses.
-Create an account (it’s free) and you will need to confirm the account via email.
-Login and you’ll see the option “Software/Tools” at the top of the page. Click that, then click on IP stealer.


-You will then get a URL that, when visited by anyone, will redirect them to another URL you specify while sending you their IP address at the same time.-The URL will look something like http://www.syntaxmaster.info/tools/ip.php?account=2913, but you can use a service like tinyurl.com or bit.ly to shorten the URL and look nice.

Method 2:

When you receive an email, you receive more than just the message. The email comes with headers that carry important information that can tell where the email was sent from and possibly who sent it. For that, you would need to find the IP address of the sender. The tutorial below can help you find the IP address of the sender.

Note that this will not work if the sender uses anonymous proxy servers.

Also, note that if you receive an email sent from a Gmail account through the web browser, you may not be able to find the real IP address because Google hides the real IP address of the sender. However, if someone sends you a mail from his/her Gmail ac

count using a client like Thunderbird, Outlook or Apple Mail, you can find the originating IP address.

You can also find the IP address of a person through an email they have sent you. The IP address is generally found in the headers enclosed beween square brackets, for instance, [129.130.1.1].
Finding IP address in Gmail
-Log into your Gmail account with your username and password.
-Open the mail.
-To display the email headers,
Click on the inverted triangle beside Reply. Select Show Orginal.
You may copy the headers and use my IP address detection script to ease the process. Or if you want to manually find the IP address, proceed to 5.
Look for Received: from followed by the IP address between square brackets [ ].
Received: from [69.138.30.1] by web31804.mail.mud.yahoo.com
If you find more than one Received: from patterns, select the last one.

Finding IP address in Yahoo! Mail
Log into your Yahoo! mail with your username and password.
Click on Inbox or whichever folder you have stored your mail.
Click on the Subject of the email you want to track and right-click. You should get a menu like this.

You may copy the headers and use my IP address detection script to ease the process. Or if you want to manually find the IP address, proceed to the next step.
Look for Received: from followed by the IP address between square brackets [ ].
That should most likely be the IP address of the sender.
If there are many instances of Received: from with the IP address, select the IP address in the last pattern. If there are no instances of Received: from with the IP address, select the first IP address in X-Originating-IP.
Track the IP address of the sender
Finding IP address in Hotmail
Hotmail has been integrated with Windows Live, or vice-versa. And the format has changed. Here is how you find the IP address of the sender.
Log into your Hotmail/Windows Live account with your username and password.
Click on the Inbox link on the left.
Under the column that says “Sort by”, find the email that you want to track and right-click on it. You should get a menu that has something like Mark as read, Mark as unread, and so on. The last option in the menu should be View message source. Select it.

You should see the email headers now.
You may copy the headers and use my IP address detection script to ease the process. Or if you want to manually find the IP address, proceed to step 6.
If you find a header with X-Originating-IP: followed by an IP address, that is the sender’s IP address
If that doesn’t work, look for Received: from followed by IP address within square brackets[].
* If you have multiple Received: from headers, eliminate the ones that have proxy.anyknownserver.com.
Finding IP address in AOL
Log into your AOL Mail AIM account with your username and password.
Open the email that you want to track.
On the top row, click on Action and in the drop-down menu, select View Message Source

It opens a new page with the headers. Once you have the headers, look for the IP address that follows X-AOL-IP:. That should be the IP address of the sender.

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  • The first method no longer works, it’s apparently been abused, and has been taken down.
    :(

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