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Sep
6
comment Randomizing MAC addresses on bootup
Yes, I can see that in an attack setting. I don't quite understand it in a tracking/information gathering setting yet: If the computer keeps on changing its MAC, dhcp (let's say it gives out quasi-static IPs) will likely keep giving new ones. That would make unique identification harder, wouldn't it?
Sep
6
comment Randomizing MAC addresses on bootup
I see. I'm in a university setting and every single student has a laptop so there are quite a few clients on the same subnet. I was thinking that attackers could build up databases of students and uniquely identify them. Wouldn't random macs make this harder?