MAC Spoofing under Linux

The announcement of the recent attacks on Tor-users that exploit a Firefox vulnerability in Javascript suggested some things to remain anonymous whilst using Tor, such as disabling JavaScript, using the most recent versions of Firefox, install firewalls and so on. One interesting measure named was to often change your MAC address so there’s one less vector to identify you and your surfing behavior.

I thought to myself, why only use it with tor, why not always? There’s no reason not to do it. The term we’re looking for here is called MAC spoofing. There’s a short but interesting paper discussing this topic. Be sure to read it.

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