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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 focused on the different artifacts that attackers collect from target users and companies. As well as attackers, competitors collect large amounts of information from you. Attackers target devices to collect information using different approaches. Devices collect and keep various information about users and their activities. When a device is compromised, attackers will have access to this information. We also looked at the ways attackers compromise networks. Finally, we discussed the ways attackers compromise browsers and the types of information that can be collected from the browsers.

In the next chapter, we will explain what cyber anonymity is and its different levels, as well as the difference between privacy and anonymity. We will also explain the best practices to maintain cyber anonymity. Cyber anonymity is not something that you might have to do only once, but you need to develop a cyber-anonymity mindset to properly maintain cyber anonymity and face...