Reply to post: Re: who writes down the MAC address of their device?

US cop goes war-driving to find stolen gear by MAC address

Ben Tasker Silver badge

Re: who writes down the MAC address of their device?

In any case, if memory serves me right iThings will use a randomized MAC when scanning, but not when connecting to a known network.

Ding, ding, ding, correct.

I was surprised to have got this far through the comments before finding someone point that out. Sadly, I wasn't surprised that El Reg had got that fact wrong :(

The trial the IEEE ran on randomising MAC addresses did change for more than scanning, though AFAIK that's not gone any further yet.

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