Virtual Anonimity – What? Why? When? How?

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Virtual Anonimity – What? Why? When? How?

  1. 1. Virtual Anonymity What? Why? When? How? Andrei Avădănei Web Developer, Security enthusiast, Blogger www.worldit.info @AndreiAvadanei +AndreiAvadanei
  2. 2. Anonymity ... - is an art - and become a virtual lifestyle - is trying to hide an maintain a false identity - reducing the chance to correlate the identity with the man behind - use communication channels difficult to be sniffed - it's NOT bulletproof!!!
  3. 3. Reasons? - perform virtual attacks (random or not) - mislead online publications - protect the privacy of consumers - avoid limelight (obscurantism or pseudoanonymity) - promote freedom of expression - and many others!
  4. 4. How to?
  5. 5. First wave... - public & private proxies - prepaid cards - public WIFI networks - TOR, tunneling - SSL - encrypted chat
  6. 6. Second wave... - linux + mac changer - i2p2.de + tor-socks - tor-socks + wget - noscript for theory of scripts tracing - no java, adobe etc.
  7. 7. Third wave... - fresh identity - wipe drive + 3 times encryption + VM encrypted + fake OS - change MAC + firewall - pidgin encryption or other + SSL + PGP - disable browser plugins, Java, Reader - NanoStationM - tunneling + RDP (ccleaner + remove event viewer) - wipe drive (few times) - forgot identity
  8. 8. But! - Anonymity is a technique of hardening the discovery of virtual identity - We are humans - At some point we break down - Think twice if it's really worth!
  9. 9. Questions?

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