Mac Address Spoofing


Mac address spoofing is basically faking a Media Access Control address, which isn't your real one.

There can be many reasons as to why you would want to do this, some illegally or for some privacy reasons.

MAC, that stands for Media Access Control, is a six byte ID permanently embedded in the firmware of a network adapter.

This address can be read by an operating system and network where the adapter is installed.

All network nodes such as workstations, printers even your smartphones etc. are identified by these MAC addresses over the network.

These addresses are identical, even for two similar device models of the same manufacturer.

All MAC addresses need to follow the standards set by IEEE, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

Now how to see your current MAC Address:

ip link show

Press Enter,

The part after “link/ether” is where you will see the MAC address of a particular device.

Another way to view MAC addresses, it is through the following “ip addr” command.

Type the following:

ip addr | grep ether

Press Enter, looks a lot nicer doesn't it.

Now that you know your real Mac Address, it's time to change it and you do so by downloading and install MacChanger from Debians repository.

Type the following command:

sudo apt-get install macchanger

Press Enter, then mark YES and hit Enter.

It will now change your mac address every time you restart your computer.

Or your can setup a random mac ID by typing:

sudo macchanger -r <interface-name>

Press Enter,

Setting up a specific MAC address:

macchanger --mac=XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX <interface-name>

Press Enter,

Restoring the original MAC address:

sudo macchanger -p <interface-name>

Press Enter, done.

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