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brian
Premium
join:2002-05-02
Lake Forest, CA
reply to No_Strings

Re: MAC address posting

What could someone potentially do with my MAC address?



bbeesley
VIP
join:2003-08-07
Richardson, TX
kudos:5

said by brian:

What could someone potentially do with my MAC address?

Clone it and use it to obtain service is one potential issue


No_Strings
Premium,MVM,Ex-Mod 2008-13
join:2001-11-22
The OC
kudos:6

Shouldn't an ISP have safeguards in place to prevent duplicate MAC addys or hacked modems from receiving service?



bbeesley
VIP
join:2003-08-07
Richardson, TX
kudos:5

said by No_Strings:

Shouldn't an ISP have safeguards in place to prevent duplicate MAC addys or hacked modems from receiving service?

the obvious answer is, "of course"...the practical answer is that given enough time and resources, thieves will figure a way to circumvent such measures

It's often amazing at how much effort criminals will put into getting something that they could have gotten much more easily through legitimate means....like spending weeks to dig a tunnel only to get at a few grand »www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-16559999


No_Strings
Premium,MVM,Ex-Mod 2008-13
join:2001-11-22
The OC
kudos:6

That explains the fresh dirt around my entrance panel. Thanks.