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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

Proxy Chains and Anonymizers

In the previous chapter, we discussed how to maintain cyber anonymity and techniques that we can use to maintain cyber anonymity related to the following topics:

  • Avoiding behavior-tracking applications and browsers
  • Using secure messaging apps
  • Using disposable emails and contact numbers
  • Using virtual machines and virtual applications
  • Maintaining cyber anonymity at all the layers

This chapter explains the tools and techniques that can be used to maintain cyber anonymity. During this chapter, you will come to understand what proxy chains and anonymizers are and gain knowledge on censorship circumvention. We will discuss live Operating Systems (OSes) for maintaining anonymity and how they work, how Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) work and maintain cyber anonymity, and finally, how we can use logless services to maintain cyber anonymity.

In this chapter, we will discuss the tools and techniques that can be used to maintain cyber...