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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 discussed why attackers are interested in your privacy and the benefits for attackers from an attacker’s point of view.

We discussed the ways that attackers use stolen data for their benefit, and how we can protect our data using technical, procedural, and physical access controls. We discussed why recovering and mitigating vulnerabilities are critical as the vulnerabilities can be used to exploit systems. When vulnerabilities are not present, attackers can create some. We looked at how the reduction of the attack surface can impact potential attacks. Overexposure increases the attack surface. Attackers use different entry points to access systems using various technologies. Bots are small programs or scripts that can infect your system and compromise the system.

In the next chapter, we will learn how attackers reveal the privacy of individuals and companies.