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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

Censorship circumvention (Psiphon)

In the cyber world, censorship is the suppression of internet activities, including communicating and publishing information that can impact governments and repressive regimes. Then, governments or repressive regimes can force ISPs to enforce censorship. When the ISPs enforce censorship, these websites, services, or applications will not be accessible within these regions.

Internet censorship circumvention defeats censorship using various methods. These methods range from low-tech methods to complex methods depending on the technology that the ISP has to censor, using different services including the following:

  • Using the IP address instead of a URL – Some censorship can be bypassed by simply using an IP address instead of a real URL (you can find the IP address just by searching the whois records or pinging). For example, let’s say is censored. You can open a terminal and type ping to find the IP...