I recently set up something called "canary tokens" (https://www.stationx.net/canarytokens/) to help detect if anyone is accessing files/emails/domains that I don't want to be accessed. They are meant to email you info about IP numbers anytime your file, email, link, URL is accessed so that you know if someone is accessing or trying to access your stuff.
One of the tokens is meant to "get [you] notified whenever someone opens browses a Windows directory in Explorer." I downloaded the zip file for that, extracted to my desktop and changed the folder name to something like: "Passwords and important files". Now I should get an email containing the time and the ip number every time the folder is opened.
I tried it a few times and noticed that I got an email but the emails didn't have the IP number I get when I google "what is my IP". Furthermore, I keep getting emails (while the laptop is on and connected to the wifi) every 2-10 minutes saying that a random IP has accessed the folder. The first Ip numbers were located in my city, but now most of them are from a different country. Some of them share all except the last two digits of the IP number.
Can anyone tell me what may be causing this and what I can do about it?
nb. I've also tried using this for links in email, urls on my domain, and Word files on my computer but those don't seem to make notifications so often and when I try accessing those, I get my IP number.
Just noticed that whenever I access the folder, the email reads:
but when the unknown IP accesses the folder, the email reads:
Does that change anything?