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Oops! its time to stop using bittorent
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even if you hop in to your neighbors wifi there is still your hard coded mac address that is unique to each manufactured nic. it will take some doing but if they really want to find you they will
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Originally Posted by MC-Sammer View Post
I was just saying it is possible to be tracked back to your computer. Like if an ISP spots torrent traffic headed toward one particular MAC address they may log that MAC address and the next time it shows up at a consistent location without torrenting (like general browsing or whatever) send a letter to that resident.
Sorry but that wouldn't work. Not only can the user easily change their MAC address but many NICs have duplicate MAC addresses. They're supposed to be unique but it never turns out that way. I've seen two machines with the same MAC addresses in the same environment more times than I care to remember.


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even if you hop in to your neighbors wifi there is still your hard coded mac address that is unique to each manufactured nic. it will take some doing but if they really want to find you they will
lol. You act like it's etched into the computer like a VIN number on a car... Changing MAC is as easy as changing IPs.

Some of the cases where they tracked the rogue user on the network had to do with sniffers on the network recording for awhile and spotting identifying information such as your email/pass you logged into while on the network. AKA only dumb people get caught.


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That can be worse. Then they can associate your username with the activity and you have no way to deny it.
Are you saying they'll connect your OCN account name to a tracker's account name? Not only is that not evidence to prove they're the same people, they never even try to go to that depth to identify users. They simply copy/paste all the IPs in a swarm and submit subpenas to ISPs for more info.
Edited by PoopaScoopa - 7/24/11 at 3:59pm
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Can I become one?
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Its not even worth the government trying.. As soon as they do this, people will come up with another way to illegally share media.. In the meantime.. i better pack my bags for Canada
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i'm almost 100% sure that they can find you EXACTLY by zeroing in. your wifi talks to all different wifi routers, you only need to be talking to 3 different routers and i'd say they can pin point you down to your room in the house. using your neighbors wifi for anonymity is a thing of the past lol noobs. you cannot disprove this, sry guys.
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torrents are so early 2000, if you are still using them you deserve to be caught. spend some cash on a filehosting company and enjoy
A free, fast way to download huge files is "so early 2000?". I can't understand this. I can download a 1GB file in about 15 minutes with torrents, all without paying for a premium filehosting account. I'm not talking about illegal downloads, mind you, it's just the best file-sharing service I've used.
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Its creepy, you live in a burlington in canada, I live in the USA burlington(better one)
I live near burlington as well, just in IL. our burlington sucks
    
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lol people still pirates movies & tv shows? just get netflix!
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lol people still pirates movies & tv shows? just get netflix!
Is netflix pretty good then? I'm thinking about trying it out.
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