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Ryuzaki



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PostSubject: Keeping your identity secret online   Fri Jan 04, 2013 7:56 am

Thought I should make my first contribution, this is just a simple guide to staying as anonymous as possible for whatever reason, on the net.

First things first, I want you to see how easy it is to get a lot of information on yourself, take your email or a username you use somewhere and google it. If you're fairly private not a lot will show up, but if you get 5+ pages I think you have a bit too much information out there, I suggest you attempt to get back into these accounts even if they're old and delete this information or close the account. For most people you'd be surprised how easy it is how to get someones email, date of birth, location and details like that which can be used against you.

For staying anonymous the first thing you could do would obviously be fake information/names etc.
The next thing would be browsing with a proxy, this will keep you semi-anonymous but the majority of the time the website can see past the proxy and get your real IP address , if you still wish to use a proxy here are a good few:

http://www.hidemyass.com/
http://newipnow.com/
http://beanonymousproxy.com/
http://www.theninjacloak.com/

Next thing which is similar to a proxy is using a VPN (Virtual private network), which will definitely hide your IP address while browsing.
Most good VPN's will cost but there's some alright free ones such as :
http://www.hotspotshield.com/en (This is a good one but if I remember correctly the free one only allows a certain amount of a data to be passed through or a certain time before it cuts out)
Other untested ones -
http://ca.ufreevpn.com/free-vpn/
https://www.vpnreactor.com/default.aspx (This one doesn't keep logs which is extremely good)
http://www.freevpn.cc/
http://freevpnhosting.com/

You could also use the TOR browser for private browsing but I won't go into that as the TOR network itself or the 'deep web' is full of illegal activities etc.

That's all I have for now, I'll update this if anything else pops into my head, also I hope this is the correct forum, please move it if it isn't.
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Silent Defender

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PostSubject: Re: Keeping your identity secret online   Fri Jan 04, 2013 8:42 am

Hey, thanks!
I use TOR for sensitive activities. Certainly there are many dirty things, but it has legitimate uses. My problem is that browsing has certain limitations such as low speed and that many sites do not work properly because TOR disables scripts and other features.

I will test with HotspotShield VPN, for the not so dangerous activities. Even I will use TOR, for the most sensitive task, because TOR is a very robust protection. Here in Mexico criminals has infiltrate the police so denouncing is a dangerous thing. Some blogger and twitter users has ben killed for made "anonimous" reports to the police.

By the way, this forum does not like proxies. When I try to register, do not let mein . I believe it is a anti-trolls safety measure.
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Rook

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PostSubject: Re: Keeping your identity secret online   Fri Jan 04, 2013 11:29 am

I occasionally use cyberghost as a proxy. TOR may be something worth looking into, though.

-Rook
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PostSubject: Re: Keeping your identity secret online   Fri Jan 04, 2013 2:45 pm


In addition to keep yourself safe you need an e mail address in your chosen hero name. Way too many in here are so trusting that they use their regular e mail address. Not a good idea for those who wish to maintain a secret identity. To make it easy and safer for you I’d recommend using the zzn.com e mail service. Mail sent from a zzn.com e mail doesn’t reveal your IP address. Not sure why just something I discovered along the line. Here are 3 already set up
http://theunrealitylab.zzn.com/ http://earthagents.zzn.com/ and http://watchtower.zzn.com/. Or you can set 1 up yourself. Despite the automated BS you get when you make an address the only way the folks who set up these 3 free e mail sites will know you have registered is if you send them a letter from that address. They still will have no way of tracking you or seeing your registration information.

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Leviathan

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PostSubject: Re: Keeping your identity secret online   Fri Jan 04, 2013 7:29 pm

You forgot other things.

Proxy on top of proxy. If you're capable, buy a prepaid cellular internet device in cash and pay for it by the month, again in cash. Register with a false name, and never use it to access your personal real name info (no vanity searches, email, facebook, ect.)

As a second layer, either use one computer specifically to access your RLSH existence or use VMware, DOSbox or VPC and create a virtual boot partition to be used only with your RLSH activities. If worse comes to worse, you can have a kill switch on your desktop to securely delete (use Kremlin delete for this with 256 bit or better encryption) the virtual partition.

If you want to keep your lives separate, use different typing styles between your public life and your cape & cowled life.

Post as little information as possible about your life unless you want someone to connect the dots, unless your life details in some fashion matches the lives of others. IE; religion, city, race, ect.

Don't post pics that give an approximate location of the place you live. Landmarks are a very effective means of finding where someone lives.

When you go out on patrol in your own vehicle, use the pay-n-spray method. If your vehicle is white, use black temp paint. If you're trying to lose a tail, run through a car wash. (PNS paint is a thick chalk temp paint with your choice of color, takes half an hour to apply, and seconds to wipe off.)

This may be carrying things to the extreme, but hey it's just your privacy and personal life safety, right?
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PostSubject: Re: Keeping your identity secret online   Mon Jan 07, 2013 1:21 am

Great advices from Lev.

Not only as a RLSH, but as any kind of activism or sensible activities in which a certain amount of discretion is required, you should be worried at any time by your own security.
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PostSubject: Re: Keeping your identity secret online   Fri Mar 08, 2013 10:59 am

Great advice, Thank you.
Just the other day I got hacked.
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Stephen Hannaway

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PostSubject: Re: Keeping your identity secret online   Fri Mar 08, 2013 3:19 pm

Yeah, keeping your identity secret Is very important
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PostSubject: Re: Keeping your identity secret online   Fri Mar 08, 2013 7:34 pm

I don't have a choice in the matter, even though i'm free now and people could possibly find out who i really am, i'm starting to take extra precautionary steps to insure my real idea stays that way.....secret. Eventually, all will know who i am but they will know me for who and what I am, Umbra Sine Nomine, the Shadow without Name.

They will know the name....DarkShadow.

DarkShadow out
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PostSubject: Re: Keeping your identity secret online   Mon Mar 11, 2013 10:57 am

The main thing for most people would be to stop interacting and talking so much online.

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Equal

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PostSubject: Re: Keeping your identity secret online   Mon Mar 11, 2013 11:45 am

My strategy is to appear so dull and unintresting so nobody would ever bother. But I got a box of cookies in case I get a unexpected visit from a supervillan.
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Rook

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PostSubject: Re: Keeping your identity secret online   Mon Mar 11, 2013 12:34 pm

In general, I don't put anything on the net that I don't want the world knowing. It's easy for anyone to find out who I am. Don't really care.

-Rook
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PostSubject: Re: Keeping your identity secret online   Mon Mar 11, 2013 5:36 pm

Mmmm....cookies.



DarkShadow out
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PostSubject: Re: Keeping your identity secret online   Sat Mar 30, 2013 12:47 pm

I never use my real name online
I film in several parts of town but never close to my place
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