Book Image

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

What proxy chains and anonymizers are (for example, Tor)

The term proxy is used in information technology to define a tool or application that acts as an intermediary between a client and a server. Anonymizers are special kinds of proxy tools that can keep activities on the internet untraceable. In other words, anonymizers are special applications that can make activities that are usually traceable between client and server communication on the internet untraceable. Proxy chains are a series of proxy servers that forward traffic to each other. The objective is to provide higher anonymity than usual proxy servers or anonymizers. For example, even if the traffic is sent through a proxy server, from the internet side, it is always possible to detect the proxy IP. If the proxy servers are accessible and proxy server owners are cooperative, the real IP behind the proxy server can even be discovered by analyzing the proxy server logs. Most anonymizers say that they don’t provide information...