iPhone anonymous

macdille

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can anyone help me with this question: if you go on a free wi-fi network (let's say in a cafe) does your iPhone leave it's registration number, or are you complete anonymous? looking forward to your answer !
 

PapaST

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Not sure what the registration number is. My guess is you're never anonymous.
 

Hawk

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I have to agree with PapaST. Any time you connect to a network, your device name and MAC address (nothing to do with Apple) is recorded. In some cases, more information can be gathered, but generally just the device name and MAC address.
The only time you have to worry about what information is gathered is if you are doing something illegal, like hacking someone, or looking at child pornagraphy. Hopefully, you don't do either...
 

iNinja

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yup - that is definatly the case. We have open WIFI here in my offices and we have had to trace someone before for some hacking.
 

Tug

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Unless you get someone else's phone to do whatever it is your going to do your phone is registered to you and can be traced right back to you regardless of the wi-fi connection.
 

PepeRB29

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so the moral of the story is......












don't look at kiddy porn!

 

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Pepe,
I've been meaning to ask you about your sig. Isn't Anne Sullivan the Miracle Worker and not her student, Helen Keller?
 
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what do u mean by device name? i have a wifi router and in the logs it only shows mac address and internal ip address, not device name.


I have to agree with PapaST. Any time you connect to a network, your device name and MAC address (nothing to do with Apple) is recorded. In some cases, more information can be gathered, but generally just the device name and MAC address.
The only time you have to worry about what information is gathered is if you are doing something illegal, like hacking someone, or looking at child pornagraphy. Hopefully, you don't do either...