There’s some saddening news being reported about NFTs and we couldn’t help but bring it to your notice.
Vice is reporting that buying NFTs can potentially expose your IP address to scammers.
Bax and his colleagues are developing NFTs that capture IP addresses. One takes the viewer’s IP address and puts it in a panel for Bax to look at later.
According to the NFT’s explanation on OpenSea, it just saves your IP address as you load up the listing on OpenSea.
Another NFT on OpenSea shows the viewer’s IP address in the NFT itself.
How do NFT IP attacks work
An attacker can use an IP address to determine a viewer’s location, generally down to the city. Attackers can then use that data to try to find out more about the victim, such as their true name or physical address if stored elsewhere or included in a prior site breach.
Here’s the full story on Vice.
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