If you’re using Kali Linux, parrot or using any OS for hacking, It’s very important to anonymize your connection, By hiding your identity. I’ll demonstrate to you how to Change MAC Address Using Macchanger.
Mainly your identity will be shown by your IP address and by your MAC address. And in this blog, I’ll demonstrate how to hide your real MAC address.
MAC Address stands for “Media Access Control Address,”. A MAC address is a hardware identification number that uniquely identifies each device on a network. The MAC address is manufactured into every network card. such as an Ethernet card or Wi-Fi card, and therefore cannot be changed.
The 1st 3 parts are defining the vendor. Each vendor has his own mac extension.
Because there are millions of networkable devices in existence, and each device needs to have a unique MAC address. There must be a very wide range of possible addresses. For this reason. MAC addresses are made up of six two-digit hexadecimal numbers, separated by colons. For example, an Ethernet card may have a MAC address of 00:0d:83:b1:c0:8e.
Macchanger is a tool used to changer your permanent MAC address. It’s installed by default on Kali. You can check if it’s installed by opening terminal and type macchanger.
If it’s not installed please follow the below steps.
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade sudo apt-get install net-tools sudo apt-get install macchanger
How to Use macchanger
~$ ifconfig enp7s0: flags=4099 mtu 1500 ether XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX txqueuelen 1000 (Ethernet) RX packets 0 bytes 0 (0.0 B) RX errors 0 dropped 0 overruns 0 frame 0 TX packets 0 bytes 0 (0.0 B) TX errors 0 dropped 0 overruns 0 carrier 0 collisions 0 lo: flags=73 mtu 65536 inet 127.0.0.1 netmask 255.0.0.0 inet6 ::1 prefixlen 128 scopeid 0x10 loop XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX txqueuelen 1000 (Local Loopback) RX packets 64364 bytes 5437545 (5.4 MB) RX errors 0 dropped 0 overruns 0 frame 0 TX packets 64364 bytes 5437545 (5.4 MB) TX errors 0 dropped 0 overruns 0 carrier 0 collisions 0 wlp8s0: flags=4163 mtu 1500 inet 192.168.1.214 netmask 255.255.255.0 broadcast 192.168.2.255 ether XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX txqueuelen 1000 (Ethernet) RX packets 1284621 bytes 1732472949 (1.7 GB) RX errors 0 dropped 0 overruns 0 frame 0 TX packets 744366 bytes 85727225 (85.7 MB) TX errors 0 dropped 0 overruns 0 carrier 0 collisions 0
ifconfig eth0 down sudo macchanger -s eth0
The above command will show the current and permanant MAC addresses of eth0. Replace eth0 with your network card name, which is shown in the ifconfig command.
ifconfig eth0 down macchanger -r eth0 ifconfig eth0 up
It’ll choose a new random MAC address
It’ll generate all vendor names with their MAC addresses
ifconfig eth0 down macchanger -m=XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX eth0 ifconfig eth0 up
It’ll change your mac address to a fully customized one.
ifconfig eth0 down macchanger -p eth0 ifconfig eth0 up
Restores the permanent MAC address
Finally, as you’ve seen Change MAC Address Using Macchanger is very easy and straight forward. If you’re interested in more hacking topics and how to use hacking tools, check this Link.
Thank you for reading!