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Anonymity

Post by Endg4m3 on Mon Jul 11, 2011 9:16 pm
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I am wondering about the best ways to stay anonymous on the internet. I use proxies such as Tor, but is that good enough? From a privacy and security standpoint what would be best?
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Re: Anonymity

Post by mShred on Mon Jul 11, 2011 11:52 pm
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Endg4m3 wrote:I am wondering about the best ways to stay anonymous on the internet. I use proxies such as Tor, but is that good enough? From a privacy and security standpoint what would be best?

There's few threads and articles about this. Tor is good. You could use VPNs or normal proxies. A lot of it deals with being smart, and just practiving good habits on privacy.
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Re: Anonymity

Post by sanddbox on Tue Jul 12, 2011 12:54 pm
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The TOR Hidden Wiki has some really good articles on anonymity. If the wiki is up right now, you should check it out.
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Re: Anonymity

Post by r-ID on Tue Jul 12, 2011 5:13 pm
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Bad thing about tor is that anonymity is supported by volunteers, so anyone can track you, there were research made, guy volunteered, put a sniffer and got some very interesting data, porn accounts mostly.
Bad thing about proxies is that there are some honey pots.
Proxies and tor are cheap and are only good to bypass ip bans, no more.
VPN is better, but there are even better solutions.
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Re: Anonymity

Post by Endg4m3 on Tue Jul 12, 2011 8:00 pm
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I know about VPNs but I don't really know how to set one up. Also I had heard things like that could happen with Tor.
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Post by mShred on Tue Jul 12, 2011 9:57 pm
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Endg4m3 wrote:I know about VPNs but I don't really know how to set one up. Also I had heard things like that could happen with Tor.

I use a VPN. It's like five bucks a month for the one i use. Acevpn. It's pretty good and the site has it's tutorials for Windows and Linux. But there are free ones out there. Google will tell you where.
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Re: Anonymity

Post by sanddbox on Wed Jul 13, 2011 12:34 am
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r-ID wrote:Bad thing about tor is that anonymity is supported by volunteers, so anyone can track you, there were research made, guy volunteered, put a sniffer and got some very interesting data, porn accounts mostly.
Bad thing about proxies is that there are some honey pots.
Proxies and tor are cheap and are only good to bypass ip bans, no more.
VPN is better, but there are even better solutions.


They can't track you specifically, but they can intercept your data.
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Re: Anonymity

Post by acevic on Wed Jul 13, 2011 1:44 am
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Recently came across this. Anyone ever tried it? Any opinions on this one? A free VPN does not really sound like the safest thing to use.
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Re: Anonymity

Post by Endg4m3 on Wed Jul 13, 2011 8:30 pm
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I have heard of VPNs that steal your data, but no worries, those were run by the FBI.
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