Full MAC randomization is an important privacy-enabling feature. Some Android devices do this by default, and it is similar to the iOS8-like approach suggested in bug 1022444. (Jan Keromnes [:janx] in bug #1022444 comment #9) > From [...] feedback I collected, randomizing just for scanning > is not enough, the really useful anti-tracking feature would come from MAC > randomization every time the interface comes up (WiFi is reenabled). > > However, this would cause problems e.g. with MAC-filtering networks > (commonplace among enterprise networks and some home routers), so I guess > the feature will need to be optional (behind a pref) and configurable from > the Firefox OS settings. > > For ideal privacy, the device should randomize on every interface up, but > you'd be able to fix your address for some saved networks when needed. I think we can implement this feature in two steps: - First we should introduce a pref (off by default, exposed in settings) to enable MAC randomization every time the WiFi interface comes up. - Then we could add an option to force a constant MAC address for a given network, allowing users to activate the privacy feature while still being able to use networks with MAC-filtering.
Adding privacy and sec-want keywords.
Keywords: privacy, sec-want
Firefox OS is not being worked on
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 5 months ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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