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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 the different tools that attackers use to compromise privacy, including Maltego, Google Advanced Search, Google dorks, the Uvrx search tools, open Wi-Fi networks, and phishing attacks. This chapter also provided knowledge on how attackers use Google Search to collect sensitive data, how to search for anyone across social media, the risk of open Wi-Fi networks, and how to protect yourself from phishing.

In the next chapter, we will explain the types of data that competitors are interested in collecting from companies and individuals. We will be learning about various artifacts that attackers collect from you, the artifacts that competitors are interested in collecting from individuals and from companies, the ways that these attackers can access your networks, and how attackers can compromise browsers.