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Just wondering if someone happen to know my MAC address, is it possible to trace it? If so will it be easy for him or will that person have to do a lot of work in order to trace it? Thanks, cheers.
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Mar 16, 6, 2 31, 1, No, you cannot trace a MAC address. Jun 12, 1, 0 13, The short answer is no.
You could not even do anything with knowing the MAC address of someone's local computer protected behind a router. Skylyne Estimable.
Is It Possible to Trace a MAC Address?
Sep 7, 0 5, Is it something that many hackers are able to do? Yes, thanks to many services available on the market that are completely legal some of which, I have no idea how. Is it a plausible thing for a typical hacker? Definitely not. The methods are advanced, and rely on many legalities for them to do so, but it's within their means.
Network Device Tracking
There are also many ways to track it, like ISP subpoenas, but this is something that goes to a whole different level. Well, yes For the OP's actual original question? Actually, I was half right, half wrong If someone is using the same ISP as you, they actually can trace you. MAC addresses are broadcast through the network aka the network that all computers connected to the ISP are on , therefore someone could, theoretically, trace your computer. That is, if someone is inclined to do so. And yes, this can be done by some basement hacker with a little know-how. I ran this by a buddy who actually has done a lot of IT work, and he corrected me on that bit.
Update: One example of how a MAC address can be traced is by sniffing traffic on a major network. Don't believe me? Talk to COX themselves. The way the network is written, the MAC address is publicly broadcast over the network aka your connection to your ISP, which then connects you to the internet , mostly because it makes life so much easier for the IT guys. Also, there's really no sense in hiding every user's MAC address when they actually have a use for it ie: law breaking customers. Prove me wrong, that's all I ask.
You must log in or register to reply here. A lot of answers like M. Aruns's all over stackoverflow and elsewhere, but nobody explains them, nor explains the solution correctly IMHO. I tried the technique of pinging all subnet and then do an arp command. Btw it was taking like 30 secs, even while trying with "start ping".
I eventually figured out that the arp, being a cache table, flushes itself periodically, which is why this method rarely succeeded. The solution is to ping all subnet, but after each ping perform an arp command to see if the IP matches your MAC address, which ensures you not to loose information because of the cache nature of the arp tables. To make it proper, I implemented this in Java; the isReachable method is really cleaner and there are no cmd prompts spawning everywhere on my screen. I think it's a more secure way than batch scripting Learn more about Teams.
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