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    terryd is offline -Hacks Newbie
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    Hi,

    Just wondering, I see a lot of screenshots of people showing their system information and they always have their MAC Address blacked out, why is this, can you get up to mischief if you know what it is?

    Terry


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    The MAC address is the hardware's identity on the network. Sort of like a driver's license.. the number on it is relatively meaningless but it is associated with an identity, and with a MAC address a PSP can be tracked.
    EDIT: And MAC spoofing would permit someone to take someone's identity so to speak...

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    a MAC address is like your Social Security number.
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    If you don't hide, Its just like walking across the street naked.

    and if you upload video to youtube saying "my first downloaded iso running" and show mac address.
    sony's gonna add your psp to black list. :puke:
    Oh no! Did you upgrade your PSP to 3.10 or above?? Don\'t worry!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mokyurin
    If you don't hide, Its just like walking across the street naked.

    and if you upload video to youtube saying "my first downloaded iso running" and show mac address.
    sony's gonna add your psp to black list.

    Last edited by mokyurin (Today 04:04:48)
    and what if sony added you to theyre blacklist? are they gonna track you and asssinate your PSP?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gianyap
    Quote Originally Posted by mokyurin
    If you don't hide, Its just like walking across the street naked.

    and if you upload video to youtube saying "my first downloaded iso running" and show mac address.
    sony's gonna add your psp to black list.

    Last edited by mokyurin (Today 04:04:48)
    and what if sony added you to theyre blacklist? are they gonna track you and asssinate your PSP?
    They just wait for the warranty repair request and then release the hounds.

    Actually, I just made this up, but it sounds feasible right?

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    maybe, well, i wont get any cameras near my psp when im showing my mac address then.

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    *wonders what happens if you edit the picture to change the MAC adress*

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