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[liberationtech] [guardian-dev] Changing MAC addresses on mobile devices

Richard Brooks rrb at acm.org
Tue Nov 12 07:42:27 PST 2013


On 11/12/2013 10:14 AM, Timur Mehrvarz wrote:
> On 12.11.2013 15:28, Tamer Bilir wrote:
>> You need a MAC and IMEI changer  not MAC only. In my opinion 
>>
> 
Seems to be an IMEI modifier:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1103766

> I don't think so. Wifi MAC addresses are not being exchanged in 3G/4G
> networks. IMEI numbers are not being exchanged in Wifi communications
> (my tablet doesn't have an IMEI, for instance). IMEI numbers are
> officially being used as personal identifiers. MAC addresses are not.
> 
> Changing a Wifi MAC usually has no billing implications. You would want
> to change your Wifi MAC address, not to prevent cost, but to gain
> (better) privacy.
> 


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