On Fri, 24 Sep 2010 17:34:05 -0400
> Robert Ransom:Use the macchanger utility. Make sure you write down your original MAC
> > Also, if you haven't bothered to change your MAC address, an attacker
> > with any UID can read it using ifconfig; your hardware manufacturers
> > may have kept records of where the device(s) with that MAC address were
> > shipped.
> I have heard of these attacks, like an attacker reading off your MAC
> address and even hardware serial numbers. I should be safe regarding
> serial numbers, but I am some concerned about the MAC address.
> It would be very nice to know how to change the MAC address so it says
> something different when you run the ifconfig utility. Could you, or anyone,
> please help me with that? I'm using Linux.
first, in case you need to switch back to it later.