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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

We don’t need to enter our real information always

As described earlier, any information shared in the cyberspace matters. We never know what types of Open-source intelligence (OSINT)sources have access to them. Anything shared on social web applications, blogs, or even simple email can increase attack surface. Often, we disclose personal information like full name, postal address, email address, hometown, mother’s maiden name unnecessarily. On the other hand, by using accurate information we are risking ourselves.

Let’s say there is a document that you want to download from a social site, but it demands to register to get you access to the download link. During the registration process it often required your full name, address, contact number and the email address. Your only intention is to download the document, but it is required to register by providing all these information to get the link. Do you think it is necessary to provide accurate information to...