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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

Open Wi-Fi networks

With today’s complex lifestyles, connectivity has become an essential requirement. Before the 21st century, food, water, and shelter were treated as essentials. Later, electricity became an essential requirement. Now, in today’s world, besides food, water, shelter, and electricity, connectivity has become an essential requirement. This is the reason hotels and restaurants, for example, highlight their connectivity status. If you search for any hotel for your holiday on or, all the hotels show whether they provide internet access.

Most airports, restaurants, libraries, malls, and open areas provide Wi-Fi connectivity, as most individuals cannot stay disconnected. Even long-distance bus services and flights provide Wi-Fi access today as a complimentary service to attract customers.

In Chapter 1, Understanding Sensitive Information, we discussed the layers that are required for communication. If you need to maintain secure...