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if somebody has my laptop's physical ip, should i be worried?

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let say that somebody that is connected to the same WiFi router as I am, Knows my laptop's physical ip. Oh, and the person sadly happens to be the one with the router's admin username and password. my question is should i be worried, can he look at my activities online, my browsing history, my e-mail account and Etc. ? or can he mess up with my computer? what can he do with my ip number?

please help me,this is very important thank you

let say that somebody that is connected to the same WiFi router as I am, Knows my laptop's physical ip. Oh, and the person sadly happens to be the one with the router's admin username and password. my question is should i be worried, can he look at my activities online, my browsing history, my e-mail account and Etc. ? or can he mess up with my computer? what can he do with my ip number? please help me,this is very important thank you

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This forum is specifically for Firefox issues. Wider security issues and questions should be discussed elsewhere. I can not really suggest where as it is such a broad topic.

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Rather than ignore your question as out of scope a brief reply is :

Short answer is no you need not worry.
The laptop needs to disclose such information to be used on a network.

A longer answer is that you should be aware that what you do is almost never totally private.

By the way In many cases the IP Address will be dynamic and may occasionally change depending on your setup and how your provider works.

If you wish to be only slightly paranoid then using WiFi is itself inherently riskier than using a cable connection. Employers & Internet providers etc are likely to be able to track your use of their system.

There are many things to consider with network and PC security you may find this a useful starting point

For any detailed advice may I ask that you try elsewhere.