Tracking forum users: how?

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by Boppy, Jun 13, 2011.

  1. Boppy

    Boppy Guest

    There is a travel site called TripAdvisor that claims to recognise
    false reviews. I've heard of members trying to post positive reviews
    about their own motels and getting busted. Even though they don't have
    a static IP address, how would the forum admins recognise the same
    posters?

    Someone in the industry suggested that it might be to do with the
    computer's mac address. How do forum administrators actually see this
    information to block users?

    There is a product called Hide My Mac Address. How do you know if the
    programme is hiding the crucial information? You can do a "whatismyIP"
    but apart from looking in your ipconfig, how do you see what mac
    address you are broadcasting?
    Boppy, Jun 13, 2011
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