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Re: Re: IP - country

by AgentM (Curate)
on Mar 02, 2001 at 04:25 UTC ( #61709=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: IP - country
in thread IP - country

That is extremely insecure. I understand how this may give you a sense of security, but logging into your website from Russia via SpaceProxy completely defeats the purpose of this check. In effect, it is faster to bypass the check than it takes to actually perform the check! It is very dangerous to rely heavily on such services.
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Re: Re: Re: IP - country
by ncw (Friar) on Mar 02, 2001 at 14:50 UTC
    I agree with you that this check isn't fool/hacker proof. However it is useful as an additional check. Believe me I've been there and had to deal with the chargebacks ;-)

    If you are talking about credit card transactions (which I was) then you are talking about secure transactions via https which in general aren't proxied.

    Of course most anyone technical can hide their true IP address but in our case that wasn't the sort of person we were dealing with.

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