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Are country IP address blocks officially standardised and can they be reliably used for access control?

To expand on what others have already mentioned, there are IP location databases for sale and some with API access that can be used for this kind of thing (e.g. ipinfo.io). Cloudflare also provide ...
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Is there any actual security benefit to restricting foreign IP addresses?

The official Apple website blocks IP addresses from Ghana (interestingly enough not from Nigeria though), and they openly state this is because of fraud concerns. Straight away, the fact a big company ...
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How risky is it to let someone know the name of your Windows PC?

Neither of those informations are considered to be secrets, and cannot be directly used to access your machine. And if you are speaking about a home machine, it is normally hidden behind your ISP ...
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