greeney2 wrote:In doing that, can a person make one post from an IP that may be in different countries or different states? I seriously do not know how a person would do that. Would someone be able to live in one location, and post from a place around the world, and if so does it require another person to cooperate? What is a lot more scary to me about this is if a person can fake IP addresses, are they able to hack into others computers, or hack into another persons ID?
You can, as a matter of fact.
That's page 1 of 9 that give you the ability to mask your IP addy and make it seem as though you're in a different country, like Japan or Germany (or even Australia ).
There's also sites like hidemyass.com where it will generate a random IP address to stick on to yours. People use them to get around bannings in forums and chat rooms and the like.
Regardless, hacking a computer is a lot harder even if you've got a bogus IP address.