I know static is favourable and often seen as a premium feature, but I have some concerns over being allocated a static IP address if I move to my chosen ISP.
I'm hoping it's my limited knowledge that leads to my concerns.
Currently, as far as I know, our IP is dynamic and changes every now and again and this seems like a good idea. When my teenage children go online the IP address isn't always the same as it was a while back and the same goes for when my wife or I use the internet.
I use the connection for VOIP and do some work from home inc ftp uploads, my wife also works from home at times and uses remote access.
Another concern is the static IP remaining the same for years. So when sites get hacked, and usernames and passwords distributed such as collection#1 and exploit (both of which one of my old email addresses appeared) then I assume the IP could also be included in the data. With a static IP, this IP could be used to search for other matches, effectively patching together pieces of personal data to fill in the blanks or passwords from data linked to the static IP. Although I am very secure with details and passwords, the rest of the family is not.
I want to move to the ISP, so can anyone assure me I am entirely wrong and a static IP poses no risk to security or my children being targeted somehow from the persistent static IP address?