So I just learned about the jasager attack, via the wifi pineapple and it struck me immediately that it wouldn't work at all if network managers (privately) associated MAC addresses with hotspots and asked for explicit permission if you were going to connect to a new physical device.
Obviously this would be mildly irritating in public hotspots where devices change and hundreds of diverse locations share network names, but it would make home and work networks much harder to penetrate.
I haven't found any wifi managers that do this, or at least I haven't found information that any do.
- Am I missing something obvious? Would remembering MACs not actually increase security?
- If it would, are there any network managers that do this? (I'm on Linux, but if there are tools for other OS's I think it's worth having them in the answers)