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On multiple websites they collect the definitive trick to
know the location of your WhatsApp contacts
without them sending it to you.
The fashion trick is based on what they qualify as a secret code that, after being entered in the Windows console, will reveal the IP of the contact with whom you are chatting.
Nothing is further from reality.
The first step of this trick, advertised as
for any spy around the house, consists of opening the chat of the contact whose location we want to know on WhatsApp Web and closing all applications and background processes on the computer. .
Afterwards, you have to press the Windows key + R to open the Run Window and type cmd to open the Windows console.
This is where what they call secret code makes its appearance, which is neither more nor less than the netstat -an command.
This command, common among several operating systems such as Windows, Linux, Unix, MacOS and BeOS, shows all connections and ports listening.
Netstat allows you to monitor
Netstat allows you to monitor
and know the connections established between the computer and the outside world, its origin and IP address of origin.
The problem is that when you use any type of communication service, such as WhatsApp Web, Facebook or Instagram, there is no peer-to-peer connection or peer-to-peer chat.
Therefore, the IP that you would get with this trick is from the chat server or from any other infrastructure both from the platform you are using and from the
Internet service provider
That is, instead of knowing the location of your contact, you will hopefully have a data center or one of the servers that are part of a Content Distribution Network (CDN).
What is IPLogger
You can know the country, the region and even the specific location with other techniques that require the collaboration of the user.
One of the best known services is IPLogger, a website that registers the IP addresses that access a certain link generated by the page itself.
Through this service, you will be able to know the IP and location of the person who clicks on the link you send them, as well as other information such as the service through which they accessed (browser, WhatsApp or other messaging service).
To get this link, first go to the IPLogger website and select Location Locator at the bottom.
Then copy the link generated by the web and paste it in the conversation of the person whose location you want to know.
When the contact clicks on the link, the service will ask them if they agree to share their location, which will make it clear what intention you have in case you have not indicated it.
If the person accepts this condition, the service itself will open a window with their location on a map with an error of between 10 and 100 meters.
From IPLogger, in the section of registered IPs, you will be able to see the information of each person with whom you have shared the link and who has accepted the terms of service.
A very useful function for emergencies.
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