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MAC address

PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2010 7:11 pm
by Noise
So, of what significance is this thing that is so (apparently) easy to spoof?

For some reason the person who told me about it (themselves being barely on the level of an average computer user, perhaps that's why) appeared very convinced it to be the holy grail of computer identification over the net... which I'm sure I would have heard of before, if it were the case? :?

Re: MAC address

PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2010 7:47 pm
by MrFredPFL
to say MAC address is the holy grail of computer identification is akin to saying locks cannot be picked. to spoof a MAC address simply requires knowledge not possessed by most users. picking locks is more difficult, in the sense it takes longer to become proficient at picking locks than it does to learn how to spoof a MAC address. also, picking locks requires specialized tools which are illegal in most places, whereas changing a MAC address requires tools which your operating system cheerfully provides to you.

Re: MAC address

PostPosted: Sat Feb 20, 2010 8:33 am
by HouseCrowd
Noise wrote:So, of what significance is this thing that is so (apparently) easy to spoof?

For some reason the person who told me about it (themselves being barely on the level of an average computer user, perhaps that's why) appeared very convinced it to be the holy grail of computer identification over the net... which I'm sure I would have heard of before, if it were the case? :?



I think you may be confusing MAC and IP addresses.

A MAC address is just a network 'device' address, and is used mainly as means of identifying directly connected devices. Many devices allow MAC spoofing to allow you to connect them to a network that restricts or configures access by MAC assignment. To make use of MAC spoofing to connect to such a network you would first need to know one of the assigned MAC addresses, in which case you're probably already an authorised network user or administrator.

Re: MAC address

PostPosted: Sat Feb 20, 2010 11:48 am
by zbeast
http://windowstipoftheday.blogspot.com/ ... puter.html

Here's what you want to know..
as long as that device with the target mac address is not super busy.
If you have the right type of network card or soft interface.
you can add that mac to your card then again access to that wap.
If they are doing mac filtering only.

Look around there are tools that will do that for you automatically
If there is encryption on that network then this attract will fail.

Re: MAC address

PostPosted: Sat Feb 20, 2010 1:05 pm
by jacq222
ccna certification chapter 3-physical and logical addressing-mac address

(it is better not to post a link online)

in simple words each manufacturer has a unique code and each pieces of equipment also.that interconnect
on networks-it is burn in.-a dac-multiplex-tdm-stp ect ect switches voice or data
as soon as you bring a piece of equipment online -even if not commissioned -it is recognize by the others-
you cannot sell or transfer to another country a part of equipment without advising a list (from fcc to manufacturer)
makes it hard to resell on black market ect ect part of ieee standard.

in the home computer world-your ethernet card has a mac address which is a ieee standard also-still burn in.on a rom
different from a motherboard identification code.

in the network world it is untouchable-parts of regulated procedure
in the home computer world-your own boxes at home is yours-you can change your ethernet card 2000 times
if you want