One Of The Greatest Hackers Ever Tells You The Best Way To Browse The Internet Anonymously

Submitted by: fancylad 8 months ago in Tech


Don't think that just because you're in Incognito Mode on Chrome means you're safe. While it may seem difficult these days to remain anonymous online, it's not impossible. Tech Insider spoke with Kevin Mitnick, author of "The Art of Invisibility," who told them the one tool you should be using if you want to protect your identity. 
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Male 3,147
Fuck... Mitnik got old, real quick.   Where did the years go... it seems like only yesterday.  
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Male 603
NOTHING CAN SEE THROUGH MY SECURITY SHEET! NOTHING!
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Male 4,099
This can increase your privacy but if the government wants to know what you're saying Tor isn't going to stop them. Tor's founder admitted that government agents would only need to seize five Tor directory authority servers to completely hijack the network and if you think they don't already know that and aren't secretly doing it, you're being naive.

 In 2014 a hacker group named Lizard Squad took control of over 3000 relays, nearly half of Tor's total number, so they could eavesdrop on Tor users. Tor even reported that earlier that year an unknown attacker had used malicious relays to potentially capture data using far fewer nodes.

Even the former acting HHS cyber security director, Timothy DeFoggi, got caught in a child pornography ring despite using Tor. 

From the Department of Justice: 

“Using the same technological expertise he employed as Acting Director of Cyber Security at HHS, DeFoggi attempted to sexually exploit children and traffic in child pornography through an anonymous computer network of child predators,” said Assistant Attorney General Caldwell.  “But dangerous criminals cannot be allowed to operate on-line with impunity.  Today’s sentence shows that the Department of Justice will bring criminals and child predators to justice, even when they employ anonymous networks like Tor.
After Timothy DeFoggi was sentenced, even Kevin Mitnick tweeted out "I guess TOR didn't protect this scumbag."
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Male 3,759
richanddead B-I-N-G-O!  That is why I have a love\hate relationship with securing my internetz.  I would get all paranoid and to into lock down mode, then realize that nothing I did can stop the flow.  If someone wants it bad enough, they can get it.  Hell the guy even explains how the Silk Road was busted.  I will do some things like using Tor for banking and large purchases, but for the most part, I don't care if someone knows I'm posting on IMB, or geeking out on some new nerdly thing, or even past porn...I'm kind of done with worrying, especially since our rights on that have been sold to the service providers, they know your IP address regardless...
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Male 21,063
kalron27 I'm with you. My blind hope is that there are way too many of "us" for "them" to care about what I do online. I don't surf the dark web, never been in trouble with the law, pay my taxes, my porn of choice is pretty standard, and keep my nose clean. The Feds would be pretty bored with my net footprint.
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Male 4,099
fancylad and kalron27

The NSA documents show that they are not able to spy on everyone in Tor all the time but that they do have a surveillance system that uses complex algorithms to spot patterns in the signals entering and leaving the Tor network, to try to de-anonymise specific users.

Even if we aren't allowed to, we will coordinate with ally foreign intelligence services and have them hack us to skirt around any domestic legal issues. That's why the NSA coordinates with GCHQ to find Tor users. We even build their spying technology for them because of this. Look at who built and funded the British Tempora and MUSCULAR and Gemany's Project 6 global surveillance programs and where that information is shared.

It's why I say it really doesn't matter how much you hamper our own intelligence agencies, other countries will still be listening in. You can stop the NSA from collecting things like metadata but you better believe someone else will pick up the slack on our dime.

Even the service provider's spy on people and willingly give the data to foreign intelligence services, Verizon is known by the codenamed "Dracon" in the intelligence community and British Telecommunications is codenamed "Remedy."

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2013/aug/02/telecoms-bt-vodafone-cables-gchq

Privacy on technology is only a mindset people have, it's not actually real.
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Male 6,576
fancylad https *hint*
I-Am-Bored
Connection Is Not Secure
Logins Entered On This Page Could Be Compromised

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Male 21,063
monkwarrior oh great.
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Male 476
monkwarrior well, did you try https://www.i-am-bored.com ? you might be surprised.
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Male 6,576
wibble4321 admittedly i had always typed "i-am-bored" ctrl+enter  fancylad amazing service but maybe a redirect on http://iab to https://iab?
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