posted on Apr, 24 2010 @ 12:55 PM
reply to post by mythatsabigprobe
My point was, and still is, how can they know what MAC address ties up to what address? For example, my neighbours both have wireless networks
broadcasting as well as myself.
How can they know what house contains what network?
They cannot, not without sophisticated tracking equipment which if they are using is a wholly different thing to what has been described.
Merely driving by and logging MAC addresses is no more than anyone can do. You could go and do it tomorrow if you really wanted to. But you couldn't
be certain which MAC address purtained to which house.
It's the nature of having wireless, you broadcast out to anyone listening. You can take steps to secure your network, but ultimately if you don't
want prying eyes then go wired. Wireless is like having a loud conversation and then getting funny because people can hear what your saying.
Want a private conversation? Keep the noise down.
EDIT: And has been said a few times, if your really bothered by it, change your router and network cards. They all have totally different MAC
addresses and therefore any record Google has is now obsolete.
EDIT 2: You are also aware that when you visit Google's website, they can see your MAC address to? It's broadcast out in every packet your computer
sends, whether it be wired or wireless.
[edit on 24/4/10 by stumason]