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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

Understanding the level of access

Level of access is typically defined as authorization, which we discussed in the first section of this chapter. When it comes to cyber anonymity, we need to understand the level of access required based on our requirements. If you need a higher level of access, typically, you need to go through an authentication process. If you need a lower level of access to the resources, you might not need any type of authentication. In the first section of this chapter, we discussed what authentication and authorization are. Also, we discussed applications such as banking applications, which need to verify the user’s authenticity before providing access. Some services, such as news websites, wouldn’t require any authentication. Some applications require authenticating but not all applications would not need to authenticate you.

It’s important to understand what level of access we need from the application or the services. Then, we can decide...