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Does Youtube track our Mac address??

Discussion in 'YouTube' started by willypo, May 7, 2010.

  1. willypo

    willypo Newbie

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    In this several day I create a lot of youtube account with elite Ip address but at last I found all account made with same mac address??

    does youtube track our mac address from high anonymous server???

    thanks :)
     
  2. Talsin

    Talsin Regular Member

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    My opinion is that yes google tracks your Mac address.

    Dont use Gtalk or Chrome on a blackhat work machine would be the first bit of advise I would give you. I don't think all their apps pull Mac address but if they get one they will flag it onto your account on their back end.
     
  3. homenet

    homenet Power Member

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    I'm undecided on this one, getting your mac address can be achieved in javascript, .net and perl (and probably others) so its wouldnt be hard for them to do, whether or not they do it is anybody's guess. If your in doubt download a program called Smac - you will be able to spoof your network cards mac address.
     
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  4. willypo

    willypo Newbie

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    Thanks for all great advise.
    Yes, I already use Smac but all mac address hiding tool just sproof LAN connection and the problem is I still use mobile broadband. Sproof method not work at mobile broadband.

    Hope google not track youtube user.
     
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    homenet Power Member

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    No, the problem is not your broadband connection! Google cannot determine your broadband mac address connection, mac address's are replaced from hop to hop, and that is not how google is getting your mac address. By using Javascript or any of the other methods I mentioned then your client will handover the LOCAL mac address of your network connection and this is what you must change.
     
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  6. willypo

    willypo Newbie

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    Need more advise here :D,
    Does anyone here hide their Mac address???, how to get Smac Paid version for free??.

    sound like pretty dangerous, get ban from all google application.

    thanks homenet
     
  7. heavyweight

    heavyweight Junior Member Premium Member

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    This thread is a huge eye opener for me.
    I thought that just by changing my ip and clearing the cookies I would be leaving no footprint but clearly that is not the case.

    I researched more on this. For all of you how want more info here is what I found:
    -This can't be done on the server's side. So it can't be done with php etc.
    -IMO its quite possible that installed google applications: google chrome, google desktop etc can send out your MAC to their servers. I know how paranoid this sounds, but knowing how information hungry they are its quite possible that they are doing this.
    -This can be done in javascript. Its quite easy to implement this to work on IE. But from what I read online it won't work with other browsers. This approach uses ActiveX objects and it will work only on IE run from Windows. So if you use IE disable ActiveX.
    -This is a huge problem for the people using automation tools. Most automation tools just run on top of IE.
     
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    phatzilla Supreme Member

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    WSO
    cookies
    Ip

    I dont think they track by MAC
     
  9. willypo

    willypo Newbie

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    Great informations dude,
    yeah I just like get big hit when my friends asked about mac address. Just imagine google track our mac address >> that mean all fake ip we used can be easy to track >> also mean mass banned from all google application.

    Does it mean not work too at mozilla??
    how to switch off Activex?? I hear before we can turn it off to fight again browser exploitation.

    Hope this thread make our IM activity more great dude :D
     
  10. clposterboy

    clposterboy Junior Member

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    So while uploading videos do you need to change our IP and Mcaddress or just at the time of account creation?
     
  11. willypo

    willypo Newbie

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    As I know we can't change Mac address because that our computer address. format like this 00-34-E2-XX-XX. What we can do with mac address just sproof it or hide it, except you have hacker ability then you can change it.

    by track mac address, that can be so easy track fake ip we use.
     
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    clposterboy Junior Member

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    Do you know of any guide which explains the whole spoofing process?
     
  13. magpie2419

    magpie2419 Regular Member

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    I have already posted SMAC Professional Edition 2.7 MAC Address changer

    Code:
    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/member-downloads/114070-get-smac-professional-edition-2-7-mac-address-changer.html


    This link is still live

    Code:
    http://www.filefactory.com/file/ah474c4/n/smac27.com.rar
     
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    willypo Newbie

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    Awesome, thanks magpie2419

    time to Smac and keep earning :D
     
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    that program did not help me
     
  16. FreakStone

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    They can only track the Mac of the last router hop.
     
  17. Grizzy

    Grizzy Senior Member

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    Not true, 3rd party software can be used to capture your mac address.

     
  18. thetraveller

    thetraveller Senior Member

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    tubetoolbox also uses ie to work, this can be a big issue (yt accounts in danger) if you run multiple instances from the same machine..
     
  19. willypo

    willypo Newbie

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    Sproof it use Smac, it's worked!! but don't know so far is that safe or not.
     
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    Mac address can't be tracked remotely in LEGAL way, the user must be informed atleast. So unless youtube take illegal actions, It can't track our mac address without install some tools or java applications in our computer.
     
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