Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Change MAC Address in Kali Linux

What is Mac Address?
A MAC address, or Media Access Control address, is a 48-bit or 64-bit address associated with a network adapter. While IP addresses are associated with software, MAC addresses are linked to the hardware of network adapters. For this reason, the MAC address is sometimes called the hardware address, the burned-in address (BIA), or the physical address. MAC addresses are expressed in hexadecimal notation in the following format: 01-23-45-67-89-AB, in the case of a 48-bit address, or 01-23-45-67-89-AB-CD-EF, in the case of a 64-bit address. Colons (:) are sometimes used instead of dashes (-).

In this tutorial, I will show you how to change/spoof MAC address to keep you anonymous on the internet through hardware aspect;

1. Start Kali Linux and open its terminal;

2. Type ifconfig | grep HWaddr in the terminal, and press Enter, you will see your real MAC Address;

3. For making a temporary change to MAC address, we need to turn off the network interface first, by running entering ifconfig eth0 down in the terminal and hit Enter;

4. Now we can configure the new MAC address, you can change the MAC address using this hexadecimal format XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX

Enter ifconfig eth0 hw ether 00:00:00:00:00:02 in the terminal and hit Enter;

5. Now you can turn on the network interface again, by entering ifconfig eth0 up in the terminal and hit Enter;

6. In the last, check again the MAC Address whether it is changed or not, by entering ifconfig | grep HWaddr in the terminal, and press Enter, you will see your spoofed MAC Address which you have entered in step number 4;

Hope you have found this article useful in helping you in some aspects of computer security.

Note: Do Not Use Any Tutorial Of This Blog To Harm Anyone. This Is Only For Educational Purpose. I Will Not Be Responsible For Anything Done By You.

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