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authorTails developers <amnesia@boum.org>2013-02-26 12:47:11 +0100
committerTails developers <amnesia@boum.org>2013-02-26 12:47:11 +0100
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doc: MAC addresses can be sent over the Internet
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@@ -10,13 +10,10 @@ using it.</p>
First of all, you should know that all network cards, both wired and
wireless, have a unique identifier stored in them called their MAC
address. This address is actually used to address your computer on the
-_local_ network, but it will _never_ get out on the Internet so people
-can _not_ use it to trace you. However, other computers on the network
-could log it which then would provide proof that your computer have
-been connected to it. As such, this is not a concern if you are using
-Tails with your home Internet connection as that can be linked to
-you any way, but if you are connecting your computer to an untrusted,
-public wireless network you might consider enabling it. It is never
+_local_ network. It will usually not go out on the Internet but some
+public Wi-Fi connections transmit that MAC address to a central
+authentication server, for example when logging into their service.
+It is never
useful enabling this option if you are using a public computer – only
use this if you are using a computer that can be linked to you on a
public network.