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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

Social media matters

Social media has introduced a paradigm shift in communication and interaction with family, friends, and colleagues. Social media has become a part of social life as most of us can interact with our closer circle of friends, relative and colleagues irrespective of the physical and geographical boundaries. Even though social media platforms including Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter has introduced revolutionary change of communication and introduced many benefits, they also pose significant security and privacy risks to companies, organizations, and individuals. Most of the organizations and individuals are on one or more social media platforms due to their popularity and various benefits.

Concerns on social media

Social media can increase attack surface acting as vulnerable platform for the attackers to launch various types of attacks. Some of the serious concerns when using social media can be as follows:

  • Data privacy and over exposure – Users often...