Practical Anonymity: Hiding in Plain Sight Online

Practical Anonymity: Hiding in Plain Sight Online

by Peter Loshin

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Practical Anonymity: Hiding in Plain Sight Online by Peter Loshin

For those with legitimate reason to use the Internet anonymously—diplomats, military and other government agencies, journalists, political activists, IT professionals, law enforcement personnel, political refugees and others—anonymous networking provides an invaluable tool, and many good reasons that anonymity can serve a very important purpose. Anonymous use of the Internet is made difficult by the many websites that know everything about us, by the cookies and ad networks, IP-logging ISPs, even nosy officials may get involved. It is no longer possible to turn off browser cookies to be left alone in your online life. Practical Anonymity: Hiding in Plain Sight Online shows you how to use the most effective and widely-used anonymity tools—the ones that protect diplomats, military and other government agencies to become invisible online. This practical guide skips the theoretical and technical details and focuses on getting from zero to anonymous as fast as possible.

For many, using any of the open-source, peer-reviewed tools for connecting to the Internet via an anonymous network may be (or seem to be) too difficult becausemost of the information about these tools is burdened with discussions of how they work and how to maximize security. Even tech-savvy users may find the burden too great—but actually using the tools can be pretty simple.

The primary market for this book consists of IT professionals who need/want tools for anonymity to test/work around corporate firewalls and router filtering as well as provide anonymity tools to their customers.

Simple, step-by-step instructions for configuring and using anonymous networking software

  • Simple, step-by-step instructions for configuring and using anonymous networking software
  • Use of open source, time-proven and peer-reviewed tools for anonymity
  • Plain-language discussion of actual threats and concrete suggestions for appropriate responses
  • Easy-to-follow tips for safer computing

  • Simple, step-by-step instructions for configuring and using anonymous networking software
  • Use of open source, time-proven and peer-reviewed tools for anonymity
  • Plain-language discussion of actual threats, and concrete suggestions for appropriate responses
  • Easy to follow tips for safer computing

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780124104044
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Publication date: 08/09/2013
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 130
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Pete Loshin writes and consults about Internet protocols and open source network technologies. Formerly on staff at BYTE Magazine, Information Security Magazine and other publications, his work appears regularly in leading trade publications and websites including CPU, Computerworld, PC Magazine, EarthWeb, Internet.com, and CNN.

Pete Loshin, Independent Consultant

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