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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


This chapter explained overexposure and types of exposing personnel and sensitive data even without our knowledge. Everything that we share or post on the cyberspace can expose our information. Always we don’t have to share our real information and there are ways that we can protect privacy without disclosing authentic information. Sometimes we disclose our information that we shouldn’t have disclosed. There are ways to reduce the information that we share online. Social media can be a gold mine for attackers to collect sensitive information of targets without disclosing their real identity and how we can protect ourselves from such attacks.

In next chapter you will learn about the techniques that attackers compromise privacy.