A Media Access Control address (MAC address) is a unique identifier assigned to network interfaces for communications on the physical network segment.

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Does a VPN Provider Know My MAC Address?

I know MAC is a layer 2 address, so it's only sent to the next router in the chain. Does a VPN provider get that information when I'm connected to their service? Is their router considered the next ...
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Knowing the MAC adress of a stolen laptop [migrated]

Recently my HP 1000 laptop was stolen, is there any way to find its MAC address? I connected my laptop to a PTCL EVO (Pakistan) WiFi USB dongle, but in the device options there is nothing I could ...
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How can spoofing a certain MAC address enable sending probe requests that I was never connected to?

I was wondering how could my computer that uses a spoofed MAC address be sending probe requests for APs that I was never connected to? Note: The other computer with the original MAC address I was ...
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MAC addresses for virtual machines [migrated]

As I understand it, MAC addresses are assigned to every physical device by the manufacturer. By extension, how are MAC addresses assigned to virtual machines - for example if I create a new virtual ...
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How can a webpage get the MAC address?

I was logged on to my router and filling out some information. I clicked a button and a field was automatically filled in with my computer's MAC address. How is this possible? Does it present a ...
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Reasons for gathering MAC address list

Suppose there is a password-secured WiFi network that exists to provide users with Internet access only. Edit: Consider a guest/mobile-BYOD network as an example. Since filtering access to a WiFi ...
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How does detecting promiscuous mode using an ARP test work?

I have read that we can detect whether a system is running promiscuous mode by sending out an ARP request with a fake broadcast address e.g FF:FF:FF:FF:FF:FE.This will be blocked by all NIC's ...
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MITM sniffing packets

I fail to understand how a MITM attack sniffs packets and modifies them.In the case of ARP spoofing although the attacker has spoofed the MAC address of a host, how does he modify it as the IP layer ...
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MAC spoof not working?

I have set up our home router to only allow certain MAC addresses to connect. One way to test if the filter is working is to spoof a MAC address not in the list and trying to connect to the router. So ...
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Is it dangerous to post my MAC address publicly?

When posting questions, it is often quite useful to include debug output. However, it sometimes include the MAC address of my laptop, router, or both. What are the possible dangers of releasing these ...
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How can I find out who is behind a Mac address? [closed]

I was connecting a bluetooth device to my tablet and noticed that when scanning for the devices one "device" was actually a Mac address. We (me and my husband) have been under a hacker attack already ...
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How does Amazon Fire TV know my name/account? [closed]

I bought a Fire TV stick and inserted it into the HDMI-port of my TV. I was presented with a dialog to select my wireless router so it can connect online. Just after I did that, it asked me if I am ...
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How to bypass restrictive mac address filtering on home network (not malicious)

Background A short sketch of my situation before I formulate my question: I am on a large home network, which is privately administered by a couple of admins. The network consists of a lan and a ...
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Tracing stolen android tablet via MAC address [closed]

I lost my tablet , but I can see that the tablet is connected to the network on my router: :So I know the MAC address but I am unable to trace my tablet using this information and I am running out of ...
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Is my WiFi connection protected?

In my college the WiFi is open type connection and before I connect to it using my laptop with windows 8.1, it displays message "Other people might be able to see info you send over this network " ...
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Is it possible to retrieve MAC address of a host using Tor?

I know that Tor is used for anonymity while browsing in the Internet. I heard that by using Tor, it is possible to hide my IP. But is it possible to hide my MAC address also?
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Can changing a MAC address give an attacker more leverage in a network?

Security lessons force us to use limited users (Standard User) on Windows networks. I found that an administrator account can change his MAC address from Control Panel\Network and Internet\Network ...
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At Starbucks, is my MAC address sent when I accept the terms of service for free Wifi? [closed]

Recently, I overheard by chance some technically savvy guys saying that when you accept the terms of service in order to use the "free" WiFi at Starbucks (which you pay for when you buy some coffee), ...
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How to retrieve the MAC address of a remote IP [closed]

I have an IP address, and I want to find the corresponding MAC address. The IP address is in the same city, so we're connecting to the same network. How do I find the corresponding MAC address?
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Is there any security in locking down a router by MAC address for wired clients?

At our office we have a router on the table, and the powers that be want to lock it down by MAC address to stop people from plugging in cables for other computers i.e. intruders. Given that resetting ...
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Can a website still detect my real MAC address even if I use different virtual machine each time I visit the website?

Suppose I use a proxy and a different virtual machine each time I visit a particular website, will a website still be able to detect my MAC address and/or uniquely identify me? Assume that the website ...
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help identifying an IP address from email sent from my gmail account

Someone sent the following email from my gmail account. I believe it was hacked and if I can find the IP address I may be able to identify the person who did it. Here is the information. Please let me ...
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What can the school do with my MAC address? [duplicate]

At my school they are requesting my MAC address so that I can use the schools Wi-Fi. Now I understand that the school can see what sites I am going to while I'm at school. But can the school see what ...
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Getting access to MAC address of access point from a device wired to the network

My home network consists of a router (with wired and wireless connections), and a separate access point used to repeat the router wireless signal. A device is further wired to the access point; it ...
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Is the MAC address encapsulated in the Internet packets? [duplicate]

This might be a stupid question, but what is the range of the MAC addresses? Are these somehow leaking to the Internet with packets that a user sends (so they know where to return)?
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Identification info that my wireless card sends to the (wifi) network

Are any other identification information that my wireless card sends to the Wi-Fi network apart from the MAC address ? If so are they changeable? Let's say, for example, that I connect to a Wi-Fi ...
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Can 2 devices have same host-name on same network? [closed]

I can see one unknown android device on my network, but it has same host-name as my android device. QUESTION 1.Is this possible that on same network two different devices can have same host-name ? ...
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How can I trace MAC address of not asosciated devices in my WiFi network?

I'm looking for hints to solve my problem. I would like to trace all devices that are in my surroundings. I know how do it when someone already access to my WiFi network, but I'm also interested to ...
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Can viruses steal MAC addresses? Why is MAC address bad?

Can downloaded executables get my MAC address and send it to somewhere else? Also, why is it a security risk to have someone else use my MAC address, considering that it can be spoofed?
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Is there a way to identify the location of a person trying to intrude your wifi network? my wifi router is picking up his attempts

Aug 30 20:28:09 dropbear[6799]: Child connection from ::ffff:5.10.69.82:38463 Aug 30 20:28:11 dropbear[6799]: login attempt for nonexistent user from ::ffff:5.10.69.82:38463 Aug 30 20:28:12 ...
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Is MAC address filtering effective on a wifi router? [closed]

I want to improve the security of my home wifi. My neighbor wants to crack my Wi-Fi password with a nutcracker. I tried to activate the protection by MAC address, but now my laptop and smartphone ...
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Can attackers be traced if they used public WiFi

I always thought it's possible to track attackers unless they try to hide their identities using some form of "physical" disguise. No matter how many proxies you use even TOR seems to be traceable by ...
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Will my USB modem send my MAC address to my ISP?

Will a USB modem send my computer's MAC address to the Internet service provider when I am using it? I mean, if two computers use the same USB modem will the Internet service provider know that two ...
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Is it possible to ping a LAN card through its MAC address? [duplicate]

As you can start a PC through its 'WAKE ON LAN' feature on private networks, can you trace someone's online status through their MAC address over the internet ?
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How can Bank of America tell that I'm logging in on a computer I haven't used with them before?

When you sign into Bank of America for the first time on a computer that you haven't used with them before, they detect this and force you to answer one of your security questions. I think I've seen ...
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MAC-address restricted port forwarding

I have an ASUS RT-AC68U router and would like to set up port forwarding, but I would like to restrict which MAC addresses can connect through that port. My use case is that I'll have a live camera, ...
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Devices with cryptic names and Chinese ip addresses connected to my router

Please see image. Does anyone have any idea of whats going on? They come and go as attached devices in my attached devices list. I also attached my routers log for you all to see. ...
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Does TCP/IP protocol offer a reliable way of determining who the actual sender was?

So I'm just poking around the TCP/IP protocol using a Ruby library called PacketFu, and it seems to me that in each packet, it is possible to set all of the following Source IP Destination IP Source ...
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What can my university see if they have my MAC address?

when i first got to my university i had to provide my MAC address to get access to the internet. What i want to know is what information can they get from having my MAC address linked to my name. i ...
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DOCSIS modem only authenticated by MAC?

Is a DOCSIS modem only authenticated by the CMTS by a MAC address or are there any other AAA techniques? In that case, how do I prevent other customers from spoofing my modem's MAC address? Cable ...
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How the shopkeepers are getting MAC address of wifi enabled smartphones

It is clear that some big mall's are tracking all the wifi enabled mobile phones before they are connected to the network..how can it been done? I have the similar issue.. how to get the MAC address ...
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Defamatory post - obtaining evidence tracing perpetrator right to his laptop

A month ago, someone posted an ad with my personal details, including my home address, my phone number and my photo on an ad with very a very defamatory write up. What followed was a week of calls ...
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How to prevent DHCP Starvation attack?

All this while, I assumed that switchport security is enough to prevent DHCP dos attack. If I set it maximum 1, there can be no more mac addresses packets. But, a friend told me that using the tool, ...
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Allow access only for some Mac Ids

There is an application which shows a login page. However, I do not want people to login through any machine. I want to restrict login to a few Mac Ids. Is there a way to do this? There is probably a ...
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Is it possible to block requests for my MAC address? [closed]

If a java application makes a request for my MAC address can I block it in any way? Are there any security programs which can do this? -- What I am asking is if there is anyway I can prevent Java ...
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MAC changer and VPN can be trusted? [duplicate]

I must spoof my identity for some reason. Are Technitium Mac Address Changer App on windows and VPN is a trusted way to be anonymous?
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Is it possible to detect when a device has been MAC filtered on a Wi-Fi network?

Is it possible to detect when a device has been MAC filtered on a Wi-Fi network? I don't know if it's in the 802.11 standard, or if it's just implemented by ignoring the client network packets.
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Security provided through MAC filtering: Wired vs. Wireless Networks

My question refers to the following article on Wikipedia: MAC Filtering. The article states: MAC filtering is not effective control in wireless network as attackers can eavesdrop on wireless ...
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Is it possible to assign MAC-address-specific passphrases for a WiFi network?

Private network access security can be defined by a unique WPA2 passphrase to grant access to devices and MAC address filtering to control authorized devices. Nowadays mobile devices are legion, so if ...
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Sending a skype message by ip or mac addresses [closed]

If I know someone's ip, mac addresses and a computer name in a local wifi network, and also that there is skype running on their computer (and port), can send them a message through skype? Can I find ...