My Dear Friends,
Hope all of you are well and were well for the last few moths when I was away from you due my other official jobs.
In my daily work I get different type of cyber crime related complaints and other complaints, which are related to daily life and there I used to get complaints like Mobile Phone theft and Laptop theft. In case of mobile theft its easy to trace out the mobiles than the Laptops.
The reason is the Mobile Phones are traced by us through IMEI numbers searching with the help of Mobile Service Providers and this is also possible if mobile phone tracker software is installed in that phone. During purchasing mobile phones the seller note on their bill the IMEI or ESN number of that mobile. But in case of Laptop/Notepad MAC address is needed for searching the laptop/notepad and here lies the problem as most of the laptop users don't know anything about MAC address and not only that the sellers of Laptop/Notepad does not note on their bill during purchase the MAC addresses of the laptop.
What is MAC address?
MAC address is the full form of Media Access Control. So it is the unique physical address of that part of laptop/notepad (i,e:- the media), which is used to for connecting the network. For knowing details about MAC address pl google it.
How to find MAC address?
Finding MAC address or Physical Address ( Another name of MAC address) is different on different operating systems so you are requested to visit here. and then note the MAC addresses in separate place as this will be required if your laptop is stolen.
Can MAC be Changed?
The answer is yes. So now you will definitely raise question to me that if it can be changed so why will you note this in separate place as the criminal may change it after stealing the laptop/notepad. There are many softwares who allow you to change the MAC address in upper layer but they cant change the original MAC address of the system and for doing a trial you pl use TMAC software as per your OS. They can change the MAC and even they can bring back the original MAC so original MAC cant be changed and thats my original point of discussion in Part-2
To be continued..............Part-2