Corrent me if I'm wrong....but.
On this BBC article: BBC News - How hardware hacking (almost) made me a fraudster
So called expert states:
The motherboard swap was undoubtedly the cause of all the trouble, said James Gorbold, a veteran DIY PC maker from electronics firm Scan, which sells computers and components.
"What I suspect has happened is that your motherboard will have a different network controller," he told me.
That's important, he said, because the address on that component, the MAC address, is logged along with an Internet Protocol (IP) address when a computer goes online. Everything that connects to the net needs an IP address so data can reach the right destination.
I am no SCAM, sorry Scan fan however, surely it would be the router's MAC address and not the PCs......?
Re: Corrent me if I'm wrong....but.
Nothing to do with the MAC address though, if your PC is leaking a MAC address to the wider internet your security does not exist, it's just not the way IP works.
Originally Posted by Pottsey