OT: Is there any way for someone to see my MAC address over the internet?

Alex Tweedly alex at tweedly.net
Thu Aug 25 13:45:20 CDT 2011


But ARP requests remain local to the subnet, so they aren't visible 
beyond the first router hop (except by talking to the admin process on 
the router). So it can be seen by all other hosts on the wifi network, 
but not (directly) by the rest of the internet.

-- Alex.

On 25/08/2011 18:34, Andre Garzia wrote:
> Michael,
>
> if you are doing ARP requests, then your MAC address is visible. Every time
> you join a wireless network, your MAC address is seen by all.... internet
> and privacy do not play well with each other. Now.... you can spoof your MAC
> address but I don't see a need.
>
> On Thu, Aug 25, 2011 at 2:15 PM, Michael D Mays
> <michael at michaelsmanias.com>wrote:
>
>> Hi,
>>
>> Is there any way for someone to see any personal information about my
>> machine over the internet via a web browser?
>>
>> My impression is that if I delete my Cookies and restart my browser that
>> the only information someone can gleam about me is my IP address.
>>
>> Am I woefully ignorant.
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Michael
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