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YouTube - monitor IP/ MAC Address?

Discussion in 'Social Networking Sites' started by ollie9009, Jul 14, 2012.

  1. ollie9009

    ollie9009 Junior Member

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    Hi all,

    Does anyone know if YouTube monitors peoples MAC address on their computers? I gather that YouTube monitors your IP and if you get an account banned from a certain IP then other bans are likely to follow (or it makes it difficult to create an account using that same IP).

    Although do you know if YouTube monitors your MAC address? Therefore this would surely mean that VPNs don't work and even if you moved house (and used the same computer) it would still flag up?

    Any clarification would be grateful.

    Thanks
     
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  2. mikeyb2k

    mikeyb2k BANNED BANNED

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    Would also like to know more about what YouTube tracks.. I heard at one point they only Ping DNS..
     
  3. pcboy

    pcboy Registered Member

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    MAC address cannot be monitored outside intranet.
     
  4. Pgr456

    Pgr456 Newbie

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    To monitor a mac address doesn't make sense because you can change it under Win 7. I think they just monitor ip addresses
     
  5. jang145

    jang145 Newbie

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    so why i fake IP, view of video don't up?
     
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    trapmarketing Registered Member

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    From what i know you can't find out a Mac Address through a browser, unless they had a 0day expoit of some sort, which would probably be illegal.
     
  7. -ReX-

    -ReX- Power Member

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    I heard they can do it (legally) using flash :p
     
  8. bobgoe

    bobgoe Power Member

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    stay away from crome call me paranoia
     
  9. Stalli0n

    Stalli0n Junior Member

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    No they can't.
     
  10. otsourcer

    otsourcer BANNED BANNED

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    They have right legally.. but may be they can't.
     
  11. BlackLisle

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    anything Can be monitered
     
  12. ollie9009

    ollie9009 Junior Member

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    Ok then.....say if I move house (and say I didn't use a VPN but used the same computer...which I have previously had an account banned from), could YouTube tell? Would they monitor me?