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Furthermore, in many OS those unique numbers are not protected from applications. For example, in Linux any application can read any hardware identifiers without any specific permissions. For comparison, in Android an application needs to have a permission to read phone or IMEI number.



Yes.

BTW, how does Windows hash your hardware serial numbers for DRM nowadays? I haven't used and checked it for a long time. Is it still the harddrive and the motherboard?




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