Is there any way in protecting our IP address when on the net. For example when you have a mobile fone you have the option of not sending your number when calling someone. Can the same be done with an IP address? If so, how?
No you cannot. You need the IP address so that web pages can be sent to you. You do not visit a web page, they visit you. The so-called 'anonymiser' programmes do not work, I can assure you. There is no need to hide your address unless you are a spook or into well-dodgy stuff.
Ok GANDALF <|:-)> I am not into anything 'dodgy' as you put it but I won't go into details but there have been threats to me, so how easy is it for someone to obtain my ip address then my home address should i change it through my internet provider.
No, I - don't - fink - so, unless they had someone in their pay at MSN, and what are the chances of that?
I'm reading between the lines here, I get the impression you are being threatened via the Internet, depending on the threats, mention it to the appropriate authorities. I have had situations like this before and like all bullies they are cowards, so either report them or better still ignore them and they will go away and enjoy your surfing.
Getting your IP address is easy but it changes everytime you log on unless your computer is a server or part of a business network. Even if someone gets your IP address they can do naff all as there is no way of finding who it is assigned to. Chill.