IT Dojo: How to spoof a MAC address

July 14, 2008, 1:18 AM PST | Length: 279


When you support small offices, home offices, and remote offices, you often run across older wireless equipment. Equipment that's likely secured with MAC filtering and perhaps a hidden SSID and WEP encryption.

Most techs would agree that MAC filtering alone isn't going to secure a wireless network and that even WEP and a hidden SSID aren't much better. But does MAC filtering at least keep out the lazy hackers? In this IT Dojo video, Bill Detwiler shows you just how easy it is to spoof a MAC address.

Once you've watched this IT Dojo video, you can find a link to the original TechRepublic article, print the tip, and get links to additional remote support and administration resources from our IT Dojo Blog.