Detecting Mac Address

Created the Monday 11 March 2019. Updated 3 years, 10 months ago.

Virtualbox and VMware use specific virtual Mac address that can be detected by Malware.

  • The usual mac address used by Virtualbox starts with the following number: 08:00:27.
  • The usual mac address used by VMware starts with the following numbers: 00:0C:29, 00:1C:14, 00:50:56, 00:05:69.

Malware can use this simple trick to detect if it is running in a virtual environment and decide to not run properly.


Technique Identifier

U1335


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