Searching by a MAC Address over the internet to find lost, stolen and missing hardware.
Posted on 2006-07-10
I'm looking to find some lost and/or stolen equipment. I have the mac addresses of the laptops and computer hardware that have come up missing from our office. The local law enforcement doesn't seem interested in tracking them down, and I want to give them a little help.
Is there a way to scan the internet, looking for those mac addesses? And then start to track them down by finding out IP addresses and working backwards to the ISP?
And if so, What would I need and can this be done?