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Hunting fa wascawee wabbits Wit WIFI

by bestcomputercleaner007 / November 9, 2014 9:48 AM PST

Hi

Was just wonawing what members best experiences were in tracking down thugs, hackers etc and what do they use when tracing MAC ID/IP address and how do you deal with a punk that has entered in the Facebook acct and verizon tablet where they couldn't even reset the password cos it locked it in an hour

Is this true?
The MAC address is NOT forwarded past the first router, after the default gateway is past there is absolutely NO use for the MAC address, only the IP address is used after that. You can only find a device using the MAC if it is on YOUR LAN or your WLAN. Seriously look at a TCP or UDP packet, there is no MAC address sent because MAC addresses are ONLY used on your LAN and not on the INTERNET, look up what the Subnet mask does and you will see why the MAC is not needed beyond the default gateway.

And what tracer is best for VOIP?

Thanks
Al

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Sorry no.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 9, 2014 9:52 AM PST

Since I can change my MAC address at any time I'm left to guess why any researcher would lose more than a few minutes thinking that would help.

OK, why not get your system on lockdown? Move to WPA2 and set the wifi to turn on only when you are home.

As to VOIP? There are some hundred VOIP systems so where to start?
Bob

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VOIP
by James Denison / November 9, 2014 9:57 AM PST

trying to track VOIP packets will only result in finding the VOIP server for the provider you are using.

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Here's info. Even the FCC can't do it.
by James Denison / November 9, 2014 10:07 AM PST
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http://www.fcc.gov/blog/tracking-voip-what-we-now-know

If you really want to go deeper where VOIP and PTSN meets the internet.

http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/support/docs/voice-unified-communications/unified-communications-manager-express/107626-cme-toll-fraud.html

The only VOIP you can track is the older "peer to peer" where each person connected by IP address and then initiated software on each computer allowing VOIP between those two computers with no middle man. VOIP systems today like Vonage and Magic Jack are the middle man and you can't track past them.
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Thanks for that.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 10, 2014 1:23 AM PST
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"It's rabbit season."

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