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Someone simplify this for me.

Post by Joseph Anthony on Sun Sep 12, 2010 10:25 am
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Quoted from HTS user: "Just harvest some mac addresses of guests and spoof them"

Now I have relatively no idea what a MAC address is, and how exactly can you 'harvest' them, and for that matter, 'spoof' them. I'm new to networking so someone please help me out. I have no intention to do this if it is illegal but I am very curious on how people would do it.
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Re: Someone simplify this for me.

Post by cilpolir on Sun Sep 12, 2010 10:39 am
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First google everything, and if you have specific questions, come back here
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Re: Someone simplify this for me.

Post by Joseph Anthony on Sun Sep 12, 2010 10:49 am
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cilpolir wrote:First google everything, and if you have specific questions, come back here

I did before I posted, I come from a number of hacking forums and I know the importance of Google, everything on it is not what I am looking for.
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Re: Someone simplify this for me.

Post by sanddbox on Sun Sep 12, 2010 12:14 pm
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cilpolir wrote:First google everything, and if you have specific questions, come back here


That question seemed pretty specific to me.

@OP - everyone on your network has a MAC Address - it's basically a unique identifier for that device connecting to the network. Networks that require you to pay to be on them or log how much data you transfer will use your mac address to identify you.

Let's say you're guest A, and there is another guest B on your hotel network. You have to pay $10 a day in order to get on your network. He's already paid, but you haven't. To get your internet for free, all you have to do is change (spoof) your mac address to his. The network will think you are him and thus have already paid and let you go on.

Regarding actually doing this, a program like kismet is excellent.
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Re: Someone simplify this for me.

Post by Calian on Sun Sep 12, 2010 8:14 pm
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This is a great page to read, not just trolling here since it's Wikipedia, but it does break down everything really nicely I think tbh. If you search around from there, there is links to MAC Spoofing.....

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MAC_address

Once you understand that.......move on to this :)

http://www.klcconsulting.net/Change_MAC_w2k.htm#Why

Both should give you some direction.

Enjoy

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