Want to surf the web anonymously? This book is the perfect guide for anyone who wants to cloak their online activities. Whether you're on Usenet, Facebook, P2P, or browsing the web with standard browsers like Opera, Firefox and Internet Explorer, I will show you how to become a ghost on the internet, leaving no tracks back to your isp, or anyone else. This book covers every facet of encrypting your private data, securing your pc, masking your online footsteps, and gives you peace of mind with TOTAL 100% ANONYMITY on the internet. – Learn how to mask your online identity with *every* site or protocol you use online – In depth guides on Tor, Freenet, I2P, Proxies, VPNs, Usenet and much, much, more! – Learn about basic mistakes that even advanced hackers make every day that give them away – Learn which programs make you a ghost on the internet, and which shine the spotlight on you! – Get 100% security with online *and* offline computer habits! Regardless of what you do online, you owe it to yourself to make sure you aren't taken advantage of!
Trust, but Verify. That has been the adage online as well as off, but do you really know how to protect yourself against identity thieves, government snoops, and other misfits nosing into your online affairs? What you do online is *your* business, and no one else. Does the concept of encrypting your hard drive, using Truecrypt, Tor, Freenet, Drivecrypt and the like send your head spinning in confusion? No longer. This book makes it ridiculously simple to live a life free of the tracking mechanisms put in place by Google, Facebook and Twitter, along with a host of other sites that care nothing about your online privacy concerns. In fact, as far as they're concerned, the less privacy you have, the higher their profits…at your expense. – Learn how to keep everyone, even corrupt governments, out of your computer, even if it is confiscated. – Learn when to engage the Fifth Amendment to protect YOUR rights from those that wish to turn your own words against you. – Discover why Facebook profits exponentially when you encourage your family and friends to sign up and "tag" photos – Learn why anonymous systems like Tor and Freenet are the antithesis of privacy-destroying corporate giants like Facebook, Google & LinkedIn – Learn why Google, Facebook & other social media giants will lobby against anonymous networks in the coming years – Darknet: what is it and why it is a threat to Facebook, Google and other ad networks who stand to lose millions in ad revenue as more and more people opt-out You have absolutely nothing to lose and everything to gain by teaching yourself the basics. Start now and sleep at night with peace of mind! Excerpt: Freenet Vulnerabilities "Unlike most other P2P systems, it actually matters what you say on Freenet boards. Like Tor, you can quite easily give away your geographical location if you are not careful. Geographical spellings like "colour" and "labour" can reveal that you are either in the UK or Canada. This is mostly a problem only in conjunction with other leaks of personal information, such as a list of your favorite sports team or local restaurant. Node Reference: If you give anyone your node reference, they can link your IP address with your nick and reveal your true identity. You should only reveal this to sources that you trust 100%, such as those on your friends list. If you let slip your node reference on a message board in Frost, it will be viewable by thousands of Freenet users across the globe, and there is absolutely no deleting it from the boards. There are no moderators or administrators on Freenet in the sense that they can remove inserts from the network. Needless to say, having this level of free speech has some drawbacks, in that spammers and trolls like to target the network. System Time: Make certain that your system time in your BIOS for your motherboard is set correctly. It can be used to correlate an attack and reveal your Freenet identity if it is not. While this method might not stand up to jury scrutiny in the US, it would certainly be disastrous for a Chinese or Iranian dissident wanting to keep his identity secret. There are a multitude of places online where you can synchronize your system time. The default tray icon in windows is insufficient in this regard. Restart your pc, then hit "delete" to see what timestamp your system is really relaying to the world."
Trust, but Verify.
That has been the adage online as well as off, but do you really know how to protect yourself against identity thieves, government snoops, and other misfits nosing into your online affairs? What you do online is *your* business, and no one else.
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The NSA hates Tor. So does the FBI. Even Google wants it gone, as do Facebook and Yahoo and every other soul-draining, identity-tracking vampiric media cartel that scans your emails and spies on your private browsing sessions to better target you.
But there's hope. This manual will give you the incognito tools that will make you a master of anonymity!
Other books tell you to install Tor and then encrypt your hard drive… and leave it at that. I go much deeper, delving into the very engine of ultimate network security, taking it to an art form where you'll receive a new darknet persona – how to be anonymous online without looking like you're trying to be anonymous online.
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Usenet. The term conjures up images of archaic bulletin boards from the 1980s & 1990s in which jacking in meant astronomical charges every month. No longer. Ignore those who say "Don't talk about Usenet". No longer can you afford to leave your IP address out there for the world to see. You want privacy & anonymity? Come to Usenet. This book will teach you how. – Superior to P2P & Forums in every conceivable way where intelligent discussion is concerned – Immune from lawsuits – Ignored by Law Enforcement–because their p2p tracking systems don't work with Usenet! – The BEST newsgroups for discussion, mp3s/games/HD material – Learn why anonymity will decrease with peer-to-peer systems (as it always has) but increase with Usenet – Why Usenet is a free-for-all and ratio-free (unlike peer-to-peer systems) – Everything you need to know to set up a Usenet account and leech to your heart's content – Tor, PGP, Remailers/Mixmaster, SSL, Truecrypt and the like all have their place in Usenet. Learn about them here! – Which Vpn and Usenet companies might rat you out, and which won't Questions: Why should one use Usenet and not BitTorrent? – Enhanced discussions, both moderated and unmoderated, are prevalent in hundreds of thousands of different newsgroups. Usenet is where the -intelligent- users go to engage in logical discussions, and it is still the bastion of free speech and the most bang-for-your-buck where text and binary groups are concerned. What about lawsuits? – There has never been a lawsuit regarding Usenet use. The record and movie industries target torrenters for a reason: ignorance of the way those systems work. Usenet is an entirely different beast. Coupled with Tor, remailers and/or a vpn, Usenet is a fortress against Big Brother and shady law enforcement types, as well as all of the greedy lawyers who work for the millionaires in the entertainment industry. Anonymity on Usenet? – Yes it is possible to be anonymous on Usenet. Tools like Tor, Vpns, Remailers & Mixmaster provide this, however they are not necessary in every instance. It primarily depends on what you wish to accomplish, and which groups you're participating in. I go into detail about this in the book. Excerpt: Chapter 3: Usenet Anonymity "In this chapter, we’ll discuss ways you can add security (not to be confused with privacy) to your Usenet connection, so that you can participate in discussion groups without fear of persecution. These methods often lend themselves to situations where you may lose your Usenet account if you say the wrong things to the wrong people. Usenet companies are big business now, and unlike twelve years ago, will now think nothing of terminating your account of they get enough complaints. Simply being unpopular and taking a stand against the status quo in certain newsgroups can get your Usenet account banned (i.e. alt.privacy). However, with true anonymity, you can rest assured you will not be persecuted for speaking out against a tyrannical government, or a company that you work for (which has happened many times by disgruntled employees on Facebook). It should be stated at the outset that using Tor for Usenet binary downloads will actually strain the Tor network, just as it does with torrents. And to boot, whenever you use torrents, the torrent software actually sends your IP address to the recipient. It does so anonymously, in the same way a post office worker will deliver you your mail. Needless to say this defeats the purpose of using torrents. This problem is not with the Tor code, but rather the way that applications like BitLord and BitTorrent are designed. The torrent applications themselves need to be coded to allow anonymity. It is better to use Freenet with the Frost addon for p2p-like trading if you wish to remain anonymous. Tor is much more efficient at textual discussions, but the easiest method to do this anonymously is by use of remailers…"