A Study of MAC Address Randomization in Mobile Devices and When it Fails

  title={A Study of MAC Address Randomization in Mobile Devices and When it Fails},
  author={Jeremy Martin and Travis Mayberry and Collin Donahue and Lucas Foppe and Lamont Brown and Chadwick Riggins and Erik C. Rye and Dane Brown},
Media Access Control (MAC) address randomization is a privacy technique whereby mobile devices rotate through random hardware addresses in order to prevent observers from singling out their traffic or physical location from other nearby devices. Adoption of this technology, however, has been sporadic and varied across device manufacturers. In this paper, we present the first wide-scale study of MAC address randomization in the wild, including a detailed breakdown of different randomization… CONTINUE READING
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