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Your IMEI is not bound to your IP stack An IMEI number is used to identify a phone and is bound to each individual device, much like a MAC address is unique to a network interface an IMEI is bound to a device. Unlike a MAC address it does not exist in your network stack. IMEI stands for International Mobile Station Equipment Identity. IMEI numbers are ...


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It depends on the method you are being tracked. If we are talking about a "wiretap," then the tracking is being done at the telco and as long as you maintain the same phone number, regardless of SIM or phone, it will get captured. If we are talking about false mobile towers, like Stingray devices, then you are being tracked by multiple factors; SIM, phone ...


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No, the website cannot, but the phone company can. They will know which account was using the IP and what IMEI is used with that account.


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I don't know the technical details to answer your specific question, but it might not be relevant. If your phone has been tracked in the past and you live in a place where your adversary has access to cell phone location data, and you do get both a new phone and a new phone number, your new "mobile phone identity" can be easily connected to your old one if ...


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While I'm not sure about the IMEI it might be possible to track the phone number or other information associated with the device because some mobile provider insert these information inside a HTTP request. See the paper Privacy Leaks in Mobile Phone Internet Access for more information or a summary and interview with the author in Why are websites getting ...


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The IMEI is used as an id for you mobile in the GSM NEtwork,the GSM network here is the radio link betwen you and the GSM antenna providing the mobile network cover and the back bound which is totally hidden for you and for the website that you are trying to reach. when you start the mobile phone it broadcasts to you mobile phone operator to identify ...


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This is typical tracking behavior for most types of Internet advertising. The information you mentioned (IMEI, MEID, etc) can be used to track various things, such as which apps you use on your phone, your geographical location, etc. Given that this is an android phone (apple can be even worse!), Google can link your phone activity to activity you do on ...


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WiFi devices do not broadcast IMEI numbers. IMEI is used in cellular authentication. So no, they cannot "compromise your mobile" in any phone-related way. However, if they are the owner/operator of the WiFi router (or anyone on the network if the router is not secure), they can read all data sent to and from your phone. Whether or not this data is actually ...


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The following people now know your phone number: Twitter The operators or 10minutemail Anyone breaking into one of the above services stealing data. (Note that 10minutemail isn't supposed to show your email to others, so some kind of security breach would be required.) Is this a problem? Not really. There's not that much one can do with just a phone number....


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