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littleman

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International Mobile Equipment Identity
« on: June 14, 2019, 07:10:32 PM »
I came across an article about how the SA government was tracking women in hiding by tracing their IMEI number on their GSM cell phones.  IMEI is similar to a MAC address for mobile and is tied to a device regardless of SIM card changes. 

On CDMA phones there is an equivalent, the Mobile Equipment Identifier (MEID) string.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Mobile_Equipment_Identity
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mobile_equipment_identifier

Looks like it is possible to change an Android divice's IMEI with some work.