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Spoofing

I only seem to get spoofed when I am on a certain xfinity wireless modem. Is it possible someone may be using my xfinity modem to spoof?
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Re: Spoofing

I doubt it.  Spammers use email addresses they get from a variety of sources.  It has nothing to do with your modem.




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Re: Spoofing


Latoque wrote:

I doubt it.  Spammers use email addresses they get from a variety of sources.  It has nothing to do with your modem.


Sources like this forum for instance. I'm not one of them, but expert hackers do know that Comcast makes you register here with your user name which is also your at comcast dot net e-mail address and they can spoof it from here. I haven't found a setting on here that lets you use an alias name for the user name on this forum that's seperate from your actual e-mail address. Not without creating a sub user name in the Customer Account Portal, but then again, that too becomes an e-maill address that can then be spoofed also. Maybe one of you "experts" know how to make your user name apper differently on this forum then what your actual comcast dot net e-mail address is. But Latoque is right about the modem. All your modem does is convert the radio signals that it gets from Comcast Xfinity's plant into a signal that your computer or router can understand. Each modem has a MAC Address or Media Access Control Address which is, both on your modem's BIOS chip and is also usually printed on a label affexed to your modem. This MAC Address is how Comcast controls your access to their network to surf and not your e-mail address.
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