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An Ethical Guide to Cyber Anonymity

By : Kushantha Gunawardana
Book Image

An Ethical Guide to Cyber Anonymity

By: Kushantha Gunawardana

Overview of this book

As the world becomes more connected through the web, new data collection innovations have opened up more ways to compromise privacy. Your actions on the web are being tracked, information is being stored, and your identity could be stolen. However, there are ways to use the web without risking your privacy. This book will take you on a journey to become invisible and anonymous while using the web. You will start the book by understanding what anonymity is and why it is important. After understanding the objective of cyber anonymity, you will learn to maintain anonymity and perform tasks without disclosing your information. Then, you’ll learn how to configure tools and understand the architectural components of cybereconomy. Finally, you will learn to be safe during intentional and unintentional internet access by taking relevant precautions. By the end of this book, you will be able to work with the internet and internet-connected devices safely by maintaining cyber anonymity.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
Part 1: The Basics of Privacy and Cyber Anonymity
Part 2: Methods and Artifacts That Attackers and Competitors Can Collect from You
Part 3: Concepts and Maintaining Cyber Anonymity

Developing a cyber anonymity mindset

When interacting with the cyber world, there are multiple components working together to establish connectivity. Once connectivity is established, data will flow through multiple layers. When you work on applications, data will be sent over multiple layers during client-server communication. As we discussed in the previous sections, we need to look at all these elements to maintain anonymity in the cyber world. Due to the vast number of elements involved, it’s not easy to maintain cyber anonymity, as all these elements are collecting information as per the design. Especially for your typical user, concentrating on all areas is going to be hard. When you concentrated on the Best practices to maintain cyber anonymity section, you may have noticed that we must be extremely mindful to maintain cyber anonymity. The best way to maintain cyber anonymity is to develop a cyber anonymity mindset.

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