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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

Devices can be compromised

In today’s world, devices have many uses, with schoolkids to retired people all using devices for day-to-day activities. As well as individuals, most enterprises use devices to make their lives easy. Many users use multiple devices for different purposes. Devices range from workstations, laptops, and mobile devices to wearables, Internet of Things (IoT) devices, and assistant devices such as Alexa. These devices are primary targets for attackers. Even enterprise systems can be compromised through end devices, also known as endpoints. Due to this, a new approach was introduced for cyber security known as endpoint security. This protects endpoints from a range of attacks. The following list shows devices categorized as endpoints:

  • Desktops
  • Laptops
  • Tablets
  • Smartphones
  • Servers
  • IoT devices
  • Point of Sales (PoS) devices
  • Digital printers
  • Smartwatches
  • Assistant devices

Endpoints are important to monitor, as...