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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


In this chapter, we went through making our presence online anonymous. We learned how to set up cyber anonymity and what is required to maintain cyber anonymity. We also discussed how to become anonymous online under five main topics, as follows:

  • Understanding the scope of access
  • Planning for connectivity
  • Understanding the level of access
  • Preparing the device
  • Preparing applications for anonymity

First, we tried to understand the scope of access for various apps and services, and then we discussed how to plan connectivity with the objective of maintaining anonymity. We also discussed various levels of access for different resources we use in today’s world. Then, we discussed how to prepare a device to be anonymous, including secure operating systems, virtual machines, and live boot systems, which support anonymity. The last topic we discussed was how we can prepare apps to support anonymity.

In the next chapter, we will be looking at...