Reply to post: Re: IPv6 Address Privacy

IPv6 and 5G will make life hell for spooks and cops say Australia's spooks and cops

Bill Stewart

Re: IPv6 Address Privacy

IPV6 Address Privacy has become supported in several popular OS's - instead of using a constant IPv6 address based on the MAC address of the interface or some other constant IP address, computers pick a different address per connection for outbound connections like web browsing. Obviously the /64 for the network segment doesn't change (so your /64, /56, /48, whatever your ISP assigns is more easily trackable than a dynamic IP might be), but the individual computer isn't tracked (which is especially important for portable computers that would otherwise have the same lower 64 bits at the coffee shop or office as they do at home.)

I don't know if cellphones do this or not, but I assume cellphones generally leak identification all over the place.

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