Can a IP address be tracked when using personal iPhone hotspot?

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Hi, I have done something really silly. I found out my mates husband was cheating on her and got into his Facebook account which he had left open on a android LG phone ( he only uses when in America) to send my friend a message from his FB account with all the details. I used my iPhone's personal hotspot to connect and sent the message through that rather then just use wifi. Is it possible that he or someone else that's an experienced hacker could find out my IP address/ location or details tracing it back to me? I'm really ashamed, I should have just told her. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.

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Quite sure he can but why would he even go to that extent. Is your mate’s husband that techy? does he even know what an ip address is?

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  • TheRealRaven
    Technically, yes.

    But a "hacker" is extremely unlikely to be both capable of getting it done and acquainted with you or anyone else involved in the conversation. If anyone had been somehow tracking or eavesdropping, it's not worth thinking twice that the conversation had anything that was remotely of interest.
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  • MissComputerilliterate
    Thank you for your reply. So if the husband finds the message in his sent box from his FB account and he had the means to pay someone to find out where the message originated from they could pin point the IP address to me and exactly where I live?
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  • TheRealRaven
    If the husband is that rich, anything is possible with obtaining appropriate logs (assuming they haven't been purged) and analyzing them. Again, it's extremely unlikely. It's perhaps a step or two below what the NSA (or maybe only the FBI) could do with the proper search warrants.

    But if it can be done with a FISA warrant, it can be done with (enough) cash. I've met a few people who (technically) were probably rich enough. I suppose certain criminal elements are also scary enough that they could coerce sufficient info.

    In short, it's not worth thinking twice about.
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  • MissComputerilliterate
    Thank you, you have been very helpful.x
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  • Subhendu Sen
    Undoubtedly yes, it is possible. As you mentioned, if you are using a personal hotspot provided by your cellular provider then your service is obviously tied to your name/the name of whoever holds the account. Cellular connections’ location can be traced using triangulation by the cell towers.
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